Enough. Give your Work and Life the Attention they Deserve
Can we make life less about work and rather make work part of our lifestyle?
Why do we tend to pay a lot of attention to work as opposed to our private life and needs? At the same time, we complain about not having enough time for the life we want to live.
How much attention do you pay to your work and career and how much to the other aspects of life? Work seems very often to overshadow everything else but not only because our work life occupies a third of our day.
I believe work should be a joyful part of our life, giving us a sense of fulfillment at the end of the day.
What if we start looking at the lifestyle we want and then create our work life accordingly instead of the other way around?
The interconnectedness of different life areas
Several major areas of life need our attention when it comes to living in a fulfilling and satisfying way.
Health and Body, Work and Career, Family and Social Life, Personal Development, Life Vision and Quality of Life.
Life is about evaluating and balancing each part of your life and becoming aware of the fact that all areas are interconnected and contribute to your overall well-being, personally and professionally.
If I get enough sleep, exercise, and time in nature, I am energized, motivated and productive at work. If I am fulfilled at work, I carry my good mood and satisfaction into my private life and am a better spouse, friend, and citizen.
How about you?
What are your values and visions?
Your values should determine your daily life and how you look at and execute your work. Are you changing your authentic self between working and living? I am happily the same person in private as I am in the working world.
Self-awareness is key. Understanding your purpose, principles and values are the first steps that serve to guide you when deciding who or what you want to spend your time on amid the overwhelming demands and distractions of daily life.