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In the wise words of the Greek Philosopher Theophrastus, “Time is the most valuable thing a man can
spend.” As our civilization developed, our time has shifted to a more work-oriented culture; leaving us with
less time to focus on our health & well-being, family & friends and recreational hobbies & activities.
Work-Life Balance is a concept that includes
prioritizing “work”, which includes career &
ambition; and “lifestyle”, which includes health,
pleasure, leisure, family, & spiritual development.
The right balance is individual and personal and
changes over time. Balance when you are single is
very different than when you are married with
children. Prioritizing needs and desires, requires
ranking what is most important.
LifeStart’s RD’s can help with time saving menu planning and food preparation ideas.
Or check out the RITUAL app for LifeStart approved meals delivered to your office.
A personal trainer can provide an efficient 30 minute workout during your lunch hour,
saving time for an evening walk with the family.
Remember, the key to Work-Life balance potential is to not getting so busy making a
living that you forget to make a life!
You cannot devote 100% of yourself in
everything you want to, like attending all your
child’s sporting events or after-work
get-togethers. Instead, use your new found
personal time to enjoy the weather or read a book.
Make use of the extra 30 minutes in the morning
to get a good sweat session or 30 minutes in the
evening of coloring in an adult coloring book as a
meditation practice. If you do
not find pockets of time for
yourself, you will become
too burned out to fully
appreciate the many
elements of life.
B A L A N C E
FIND BALANCE & MAXIMIZE
• Reduce extraneous time-robbers like cleaning
your living-space by hiring a cleaning-service or
delegating chores to family members.
• If you can work from home a few times of week,
try it out to save travel-time.
• Create daily to-do lists with no more than 5
• Trade making dinners with your spouse or meal
prep on the weekends to free up a few extra hours
during the week.
• Avoid bringing “work” home with you. The more
attention you give to work on off-hours, the less
valuable your personal time becomes.
• Limit technology. With communication at our
fingertips it is easy to ignore current company or
miss memorable moments.
• Say “no” more and “yes” less to avoid
over-committing yourself. Never do something
out of guilt or shame; it’s okay to put your