Time Management Tips – Work/Life Balance – Getting it right

Do you pursue everything in your life with passion and enthusiasm? If so do you ensure that you stop yourself from overdoing it? Too much focus in one area distracts you from other areas. You should always strive to maintain a healthy balance so that you can fulfil your desires in every aspect of your life.

Moderation in All Things

Do you recognise that keeping everything in moderation brings good consequences and that you can control your actions so that you can enjoy these positive results every day.

Take eating, for example. We all love our food and many people enjoy trying new foods and savoring there unique flavours. However we also know that if we overeat, it interferes with our desire to have for a healthy, fit body. So if you eat in moderation you can gain fulfilment in both areas.

Your passion for work may bring you many rewards. But you also need to recognise that the ability to leave work behind at the end of each workday lets you pursue the other passions in your life: hobbies, family, and leisure activities. So work in moderation to allow time for all.

It is a thoroughly enjoyable experience to spend time with the love of your life! When you say ‘see you soon’ consider that you are building anticipation towards the next time you see each other. Moderation keeps excitement in relationships making your time together even more fulfilling.

The time you spend with your children should be special and not rushed, they grow up to quickly. However, give them the freedom and support to pursue their own goals with focus and passion, knowing that fulfilment in the areas of importance to them, makes your time together a whole lot more fun.

Today, plan to schedule time for work, family, and leisure activities, giving equal importance to each. This way you can thoroughly enjoy yourself and end the day with a great feeling of accomplishment and fulfilment.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. Do I leave work behind at the end of my workday?
  2. Am I giving equal importance to my leisure time each day?
  3. Which area of my life could use more focus so I can regain balance?

Let me know your answers.

Till Next Time

 The Time Doctor – Mike Gardner

Mike Gardner aka ‘The Time Doctor’ and is highly regarded as one of the UK’s leading Time Management and productivity specialists. As well as being regularly featured in both online and off-line media outlets around the world, he is the author of the best selling time management book, Business Owners: Your Family Misses You. He regularly speaks on topics that are congruent with his mission of helping small business owners, entrepreneurs and independent professionals to be incredibly productive, whilst still balancing their business and family commitments in a way that enables them to feel fulfilled and guilt-free. He is an avid Aston Villa fan, a Dad to Neil & Emma, a hubby to Wendy and in his role as an Officer with the reserve forces, he has completed operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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3 thoughts on “Time Management Tips – Work/Life Balance – Getting it right

  1. Time is one of the most precious commodities in life, and this is also true in business. You have to weigh up your options, is your time more valuable than having to spend precious hours in a day providing yrou own IT support and fixing and maintaining problems with your computer as they arise?

  2. Thanks for this post Mike. I always prioritise but I wouldn’t say I prioritise leisure except when I buy a good magazine or movie. I do leave work behind at the end of the day. However, I always ensure it’s not an urgent task.
    I think I need to focus more on building relationships and being there for my friends and family. As in being a blessing not just chatting but helping them when they need to get things done. Such as a new mummy needing some rest or reviewing material for a friend who writes.
    I would also like to take more family holiday breaks. It doesn’t have to be exquisite but meaningful ones where I connect with my children on a deeper level.

  3. I couldn’t agree with you more. Too often I try to cram in too much stuff in a day. I’m going to try to complete 3 high quality things every day in my health, wealth and happiness. Moderation is the key!