How to Manage your Work - Life Balance

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    [grade="FF4500 4B0082 0000FF 000000 F4A460"]How to Manage your Work - Life Balance

    By Robyn Pearce

    Recently, as I participated in a live-to-air TV training session on Time

    Management (for Pacific Knowledge Television) a caller rang in with a

    question. He is in the computer industry, and wanted to know how he could

    balance his heavy and demanding workload with the demands of a young family.

    The question lingers in my mind – for a large sector of society it is a

    serious matter.

    The issue is how we view time. It seems that we never have enough.

    My man desperately wanted to know how to find the time to enjoy his

    children. His question is cried out in offices, classrooms, boardrooms and

    homes throughout the western world.

    Today many of us live in a world of sensory overload, of speed, and a sense

    of time-poverty. Technology moves faster and faster. We feel as if we can

    never catch up, that there is never enough time. But it's illusion. Time

    hasn't changed, we have.

    So, what can we do? Here are a few strategies for you.

    Whatever we Focus on Enlarges:

    If our whole attention and our top priorities are our important and

    demanding work; our families, our relationships and our health will suffer.

    In order to find time for these areas, which so often get lip service, three

    actions are needed, mind-space, time allocation, and physical action. A good

    intention is useless unless acted on. You might have to take time out from

    work to regularly do things with your family, or for yourself. In most jobs

    that time will easily be made up with extra hours, or you can arrange


    What are your KPI's (Key Performance Indicators)?

    How can you judge your efficacy as a parent or partner? How much time do you

    allocate? Make appointments with yourself and your family on a weekly basis,

    treat them as seriously as appointments with a key client, and you'll find

    the other 'stuff' fits in and around your core personal activities.

    Schedule in the Important People In Your Week

    If you don't block in 'special' time with your special people, they'll

    eventually get tired of waiting. Do you remember the old song by Harry

    Chapin, 'Cat's in the cradle'? The little boy, waiting for his dad to spend

    time with him, kept saying, 'One day I'll be just like you'. When his dad

    was an old man, longing to see the son who never came, he found that indeed,

    the promise had been delivered. If you wait for 'spare time' you'll never

    have it.

    Live in the 'Now'

    Today many of us have forgotten how to live in the moment. We make

    bedfellows of stress and anxiety. We focus either on the past and what we

    could have done better, or in the future – planning or worrying over coming

    events. We're so busy squeezing more in to every moment that most of us

    forget to be 'present'. We therefore miss the joy of the experience. And so

    time seems to race by – because we're not 'in' it.

    Change Your Language

    Notice your words, and how the people around you speak. How often do you

    hear 'I'm so busy', 'I can't fit it in', 'I have no time', and 'I'm always

    late/overworked/tired/have too much to do'? Start to use affirmations like

    'I'm getting much better at my time management' or 'There is always enough

    time to do the things that matter'.

    An Attitude of Gratitude

    Practice honouring the moment. Develop a sense of gratitude for the gift of

    life, for the beauty of small things. Find something in every event to

    appreciate. This is not just 'Pollyanna' behaviour – it will enhance your

    health and stretch your hours.

    Enjoy the Mundane

    Next time you wash the dishes, the car, mow the lawns, feed the children,

    sort out the paperwork on your desk or any other simple task, enjoy the

    activity for itself. Try not to spend the time in which your body is

    occupied thinking about something else. Don't wish the task was completed –

    honour the moment and the experience. You'll be more relaxed when you

    finish. Time will expand instead of leaving you with the feeling of hurry,

    pressure and impatience often felt with a mundane task. And many times

    you'll be surprised to find that it was a pleasant duty instead of the chore

    you didn't want to do.


    Learn to meditate, or if this seems too hard, try every day to sit quietly

    for at least 10 minutes. Focus on a plant or some other object. As thoughts

    drift into your mind acknowledge them and let them go. Breathe deeply from

    your abdomen, mentally saying 'Breathe out' with every outgoing breath and

    'Breathe in' with every incoming breath. This helps you slow down to the

    natural rhythms around you. It 'stretches' time.

    Robyn Pearce is a researcher, author, international speaker, businesswoman,

    and time management specialist. Robyn is TimeLogic's New Zealand Managing

    Director and founder of the company. For more information about TimeLogic


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    hopefully, these strategies will help business men to organize their times

    thanks brother lonley man