How to balance work and life ?and how to impro ve the existing work-life balance ?
What is Work-Life Balance?“Work-life balance is aboutpeople having a measure ofcontrol over when, where andhow they work.It is achieved when anindividual’s right to a fulfilled lifeinside and outside work isaccepted and respected as thenorm – to the mutual benefit ofthe individual, business andsociety.” The Work Foundation
What is Work- Work-Life Balance? Work life balance is an individual’s ability to fulfill their work and lifestyle responsibilitieswith minimal conflict andmaximum contentment.
Aspect of your Work Life Balance AsAs of Today 2011 AsSix months later on 13th Oct on 31st Dec 2011 Self ScoreFinances - out of 10Health - out of 10Family and Friends AND Romance - out of 20Personal Growth - out of 10Fun and Recreation - out of 10Physical Environment - out of 10Business / Career - out of 10 Total Score out of 80
“Just as yourcar runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance."
WORK - LIFE BALANCE iS NOT trying to schedule an equal number of hours for each of your variouswork and personal activities ~ that would becomeunrewarding and unrealistic ~ and may be frustrating
How to recognize when you are losing balance? 18 ideas on taking inventory of your life and thoughts1. Am I continually ill?2. Do I suffer mood swings everyday?3. Do I constantly crave and over-indulge in something?4. Do others seem to be moving forward when I am not?5. Do I wish I was someone else? and further . . . . .
How to recognize when you are losing balance?6. Do I wish I was somewhere else?7. Am I envious of another?8. When I do things for others do I feel sad and empty?9. Am I unhappy with ME, inside and out? and further . . . . .
How to recognize when you are losing balance?10. Do you work late hours at office every day & take your work at home as well?11. Do you feel stressed about the amount of time you spend at work, traveling to work or thinking about work?12. Do you often take a lunch break which does not even last for 30 minutes?13. Do you miss out on quality time with your family and friends because of pressure of work? and further . . . . .
How to recognize when you are losing balance?14. Do you think work is having a negative effect on your personal life?15. Do you often think that you do not get enough time for yourself?16. Do you feel anxious or upset because of what is happening at work?17. Do you feel tired or depressed because of work?18. Do you often lose your temper at work? =====
Consequences of Work - Life imbalanceReduced work and family satisfactionIncreased psychological strain symptomsReduced positive affect and well-beingIncreased work withdrawal (late coming, absenteeism) and consequently, decreased work performanceIncreased marital and family withdrawalIncreased physical health symptoms – insomnia, fatigue, headaches, heart disease, etc.
Coming back into Balance1. Sit in a quiet place, close your eyes and slow down your breath2. Let your mind take you through your life3. Begin to look at it objectively4. Start to ask yourself questions • Am I truly happy? • Do I want more out of life? • Am I letting life pass me by?5. Open your eyes and make a list on paper of your needs and wants, honestly!!6. Putting your wants aside for now, look at your needs
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Work-Life Effectiveness CareerSelf Life Family Community
Have youever thought ofyour purpose of lifein respect ofeach of thesemultiple roles ? ~ an attempt to express all priorities and important aspects of one’s ideal life? Then, really plan to achieve your priorities ?
OPTIMAL WORK – LIFE BALANCE ZONE AMOUNT OF PRESSUREBoredom Mistakes Apathy Poor JudgmentLethargy Bad Decisions
DO YOU CONSIDERYOUR WORK-LIFE BALANCE TO BE IN BALANCE OR OUT OF BALANCE ?
Females tend to find it more difficult than males to strike the ideal balance because of themotherhood mandate which NATURE & CULTURE impose on the female parent.
You have got to work hard to find a life. When you find it, you can think of how to juggle & balance both.
Know Yourself Write a mission statement for yourself by considering the following questions: What is most important in my life? What do I want to be in my life? What will I need to do to become that? How do I want to be remembered by my family? What do I want to be known for by my office colleagues ?
1. Set aside time to reflect on your life, dreams, and goals.2. Determine your areas of strength.3. Identify what you enjoy doing.4. Set some short-term (one day, one week, one month) and long-term (2+ years) goals.5. Schedule time to accomplish your goals.6. Recognize and deal with stress
Work- Work-Life Balance Decisions1. Honestly assess How much Balance You Want2. Choose a Talented, Supportive Companion (Spouse)3. Clearly Communicate Career Expectations4. Manage Work Expectations (set boundaries)5. Refresh Yourself Regularly (take vacations)6. Include your Spouse in Every Major Career Decision7. Recognize there will be Tradeoffs8. Review and Reassess regularly – Be reasonable and responsive to the changing situations.
Your best individual work-life balancewill vary over time, often on a daily basis.The right balance for you todaywill probably be different for you tomorrow.The right balance for you when you are singlewill be different when you marry,or if you have children;when you start a new career versuswhen you are nearing retirement.There is no perfect, one-size fits all, balanceyou should be striving for.
There is no perfect, one-size fits all, Work-Life balanceThe best work-life balance is different for each of us because we all have different priorities and different lives.
What is LIFE? Life is a time period between your ‘birth’ andthe ultimate and certain – ‘death’And, it’s full of CHOICES……You choose how you want it to be.
YOUR LIFE NEEDS SELF MANAGEMENT LIFE MGT. L=T MIND MGT. T=Q DEV. MGT. P=E L=T=T=Q=P=E
Life- Set your Life-time DREAMS/GOALS• Think what YOU WANT… – to HAVE – to BECOME – to DO Write down your Goals and put a target date (only 3% people in the world write their goals and all of them achieve those)Don’t you want to join that 3 per cent ?
BE A BETTER BETTER-HALF If you are married,become your spouse’s number one supporter, the one who is always there supporting and fueling hopes and dreams. Develop together and march confidently through the world as an army of two.
Physically – Active Mentally – Alert Intellectually – Inspired Spiritually – Awakened Emotionally – Balanced Morally – Strengthened Socially - RelevantSo as to be a POSITIVE, CONSTRUCTIVE andCONTRIBUTING CITIZEN OF THE SOCIETY.BECOME A SEED – AFFECT ETERNITY – AWAKEN DIVINITY
You sow a thought, you reap an action. You sow an action, you reap a habit. You sow a habit, you reap a character.You sow a character, you reap a destiny.The essence of a person is his character – make yours unique, unblemished and strong.
character – simply put, simply implies - - - Do not say you will do anything unless you will indeed do it. Speak the truth and measure your words wisely.Be humble, honest, hard-working,helping, friendly, straight forward and peaceful.
W. A. T. C. H.W = WORDSA = ACTIONST = THOUGHTSC = CHARACTERH = HEAD & HEART
AT LEAST1 % OF YOUR TIMETO BE INVESTED INGOOD READINGSO AS TOPREPARE YOURSELF FOR THEFUTURE
THE SECRET OF SUCCESS :CONSTANTLY & CONTINUOUSLY FUTURE PRESENT PAST
COMMITMENT + DISCIPLINE + PERSEVERANCEADOPT WORK IS WORSHIP ATTITUDE
Being open to … almost everything. Open towards feedback, negative comments, consumers, other approaches, new technology, …Be Open minded Only with an open mind, in the broadest sense of the word, you can survive
Have Drive& PassionEnergy, energy, energy!A positive andenergitic attitudeis what it takesto drive change.
ppy Ha BeBe happy andbe positive.Find happinessin making otherpeople happy.
To sum up:• You are the author of your life: live your life in line with YOUR values and YOUR principles !!!• Don’t forget: the goal is to achieve a sense of well-being !• Please remember that : What works for one individual does not necessarily work for another; and also that what has worked for you in the past 3, 4 or 5 years might not work today;• Be prepared to adapt along the way.
To sum up:• You are the story-writer. You are going to write the screenplay. You are the DIRECTOR of your life. More importantly, You are the PRODUCER. The Whole World is eagerly waiting to watch you. The ALL PERVADING POWER wants you to SUCCEED. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR ?
Wrap Up • What did you learn?• What things you want to implement in your life, starting today? • What are some key questions you will ask yourself?
If you don’t practice – you don’t gain. If you practice – You gain. . . . Ag ain. . . and Ag ai n .
May GOD help YOUin achieving your Goals. And remember, GOD helps those who help themselves.
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Deshamunu Preminchumanna Manchiannadi Penchumanna Vottimatalu Kattipettoy Gattimel TalapettavoyLove your MotherlandDo your bit to increase the GoodStop the habit of merely talkingContemplate on doing real Good
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