The Secret to Work-Life Balance!

By Dr. Ron Jenson

 

Do you feel pretty good about how your life is going? Are you focusing on the right things, giving proper attention to what’s important versus what’s urgent? Do you sense that your life is balanced?

Life Feels Like Juggling

If you’re like most of us, life feels like juggling, and we’re never sure if we can keep all the balls in the air! Adding to the confusion, some of those balls are rubber—if you drop them, they bounce right back up and you can bring them back into your act. But many of them are crystal—fragile, breakable, precious crystal. Drop them and there’s no good outcome.

The key is to know (and accept) which balls are rubber and which are crystal. Sounds simple, doesn’t it?

What Are Your Crystal Balls?

It’s always a good thing when we take the time to really weigh in on the results of our life choices. This is one of those times. We’re talking about priorities and values. And we’re making the case that some things are less important than others; they can fall through the cracks, land on the ground, and you lose nothing.

But the choices that are crystal must be gently handled, given priority. Hopefully, they include your family, close friends, and other intimate relationships. Certainly you can include your health and wellness—mental, emotional, physical, spiritual. And of course your work is critical in many ways, for your own support, your fulfillment, and also your contribution to society.

That’s a lot to juggle right there, but with the proper focus you will be able to determine the rubber from the crystal and achieve a balance to your life.

Action Step

Your action step this coming week is: Determine what are the rubber balls in your life that will bounce back. And what are the crystal balls, that if you let go will crash and break and can’t be retrieved. That’s going to be a life changer.

Then live your life intentionally, bringing balance into those important areas of life. So that you’re really truly focusing on the right crystal balls.

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