Work-life Balance : Experience a Satisfying Life
Updated: Sep 30, 2020
What are people really trying to convey when they refer to the phrase “work-life balance”?
What do people really want out of their personal and professional lives?
The main point Matthew Kelly talks about in his book Off Balance is; personal life and professional work both make up your life. They make you whole together not separately.
You only have one life to live/work/play.
Separating work and personal aspects of life is i m p o s s i b l e because under any and all circumstances, one will influence the other.
Since the beginning of the work life balance discussion, people have tried to create a life where they feel satisfied at work and satisfied at home. People have tried to fulfill the two parts of life as if they do not affect each other. Although this may sound t r a u m a t i c; believing personal and professional parts of life could ever be 'balanced' is a believable lie. We want to believe we can have it all, do it all, and at the same time post amazing + inspirational pictures on instagram to prove to world we can (lol) but, we simply cannot
The solution to living a satisfying e x p e r i e n c e of life is to decide what life you want to live, Map out how you want it to look, choose what you want to fill your time with and what is worth sacrificing. Then identify the behaviors you'll need to repeat to get you there... even when you don't feel like it. Lastly, build a plan that will encourage those behavior. Set yourself up for success. Understand that it may be hard, but it will more importantly be
Don’t get overwhelmed if you can’t figure out your plan today. It might not be easy, you'll probably feel growing pains, and your future self will thank you.