Work/Life Balance


Something I am sure we have all heard being talked about. Maybe you have struggled yourself with the concept? Not enough time to do the things you have to do, need to do and the things you want to do just fall off the end of the list? Sound familiar?

We have between 26,000 and 28,000 days to learn, work, play, raise a family, leave your mark on life and acquire wisdom. Sure we have to pay the bills, feed the kids, do our homework, mow the lawn, do the washing, clean the bathroom etc. But lets be real – this life isn’t a dress rehearsal. Do you remember what it is you wanted for yourself, what you wanted to become, what a difference you wanted to make in the world? What you wanted for your children?

Well the good news is that you can do something about it if you wish to. You see it is all about choices. All the way, it is choices. We choose a lifestyle, we choose a home, we choose a career and sometimes we end up painting ourselves into a corner. The lifestyle needs supporting, the mortgage needs paying the car needs upgrading, the children need the latest apple accessory. The self feeding cycle accelerates and accelerates and more often than not you are caught up in the middle feeling powerless and unfulfilled.

But what if you started making some different choices? Do you need that second holiday? Do you need such an expensive car? Do your groceries have to be delivered to your door? Can purchasing that widescreen TV wait a while? How many of those subscription channels do you use on your TV viewing package anyway? What if you downsized the house?

If we start taking a different view point of our situation and think about things that we desire for fulfillment, by making some different choices from now on you could be surprised as to what you can achieve. It just takes a different mindset and some focus and gradually, new possibilities open up. Working part time? Charity work? More time with the children? Travel? Growing your own produce, or whatever you desire, it is possible for you to spend the remainder of your 26,000 to 28,000 days in the way you dream about.