Striking A Balance In Your Life By Pastor Nike Adeyemi
Striking a healthy balance between work, family and personal life should be a priority for everyone as an unbalanced home/work life can result in Poor health, Family conflict, Poor performance & even financial loss. Some benefits of a healthy work-life balance are fulfillment, health, greater productivity and stronger relationships Having work‐life balance increases productivity, improves your happiness and overall job satisfaction.
There are many health risks associated with work – life imbalance – obesity, irritability and other emotional problems. Other signs of work-life imbalance are extreme fatigue & burn-out, loss of interest, loss of motivation & depression.
Time management is crucial to achieving work – life balance and it is a skill that can be learnt.. Know that 24 hours is enough. Stop confusing the urgent with the important. Urgent tasks do need to be done quickly, but that does not make them important. Important tasks are the ones that help us meet our goals.
Learn to say no to unscheduled demands on your time, yet stay flexible so you can accommodate new and interesting opportunities. In order to effectively manage time and live a balanced life, you must set goals and make feasible plans to achieve them.
We can’t attain real greatness if we are not organized and goal-oriented. It is so important to plan because we have so much to do at any given time and it could be very overwhelming if we don’t learn proper organization. When we fail to plan, we find out that at the end of the day, we don’t get as much done yet we are stressed. Luke 14:28 talks about counting the cost before building the house. It is so important for you to plan and take stock of what you are about to do.
Don’t be someone who has a ‘to do’ list and never looks at it, who then gets into a panic the day he stumbles on it. A lot of interruptions come into your day through phone calls, SMS, emails and chats but when you are organized and plan for your day, interruptions will be minimized.
Lastly, learn to relax and unwind. Leave work stress at work and take out some minutes of ‘me time’ to DE-stress in the evenings. If you have to turn off your data or phone, do so and get the needed rest. Schedule time out with your family and loved ones, nourish those relationships also.