WORK - LIFE BALANCEWORK - LIFE BALANCE
IS NOTIS NOT
trying to scheduletrying to schedule
an equal number of hoursan equal number of hours
for each of your variousfor each of your various
work and personal activitieswork and personal activities
~ that would become~ that would become
usually unrewarding and unrealisticusually unrewarding and unrealistic
~ and may be frustrating~ and may be frustrating
~ an attempt to express
all priorities and important aspects of
one’s ideal life?
HAVE YOUHAVE YOU
EVER THOUGHT OFEVER THOUGHT OF
YOUR PURPOSE OF LIFEYOUR PURPOSE OF LIFE
IN RESPECT OFIN RESPECT OF
EACH OF THESEEACH OF THESE
MULTIPLE ROLES ?MULTIPLE ROLES ?
Then, really plan to achieve your priorities ?Then, really plan to achieve your priorities ?
DO YOU CONSIDERDO YOU CONSIDER
YOUR WORK-LIFE BALANCEYOUR WORK-LIFE BALANCE
TO BE IN BALANCETO BE IN BALANCE
OUT OF BALANCE ?OUT OF BALANCE ?
Females tend to find itFemales tend to find it
more difficult than malesmore difficult than males
to strike the ideal balanceto strike the ideal balance
because of thebecause of the
motherhood mandatemotherhood mandate
which NATURE & CULTUREwhich NATURE & CULTURE
impose on the female parent.impose on the female parent.
In a traditional society,In a traditional society,
characterised by male domination,characterised by male domination,
Men are more prone to many attractions & distractions;Men are more prone to many attractions & distractions;
such as clubs, cinemas, parties, horse races,such as clubs, cinemas, parties, horse races,
stock market operations and so on.stock market operations and so on.
The women, generally speaking, keep themselvesThe women, generally speaking, keep themselves
away from these preoccupations.away from these preoccupations.
Hence, there is more time, more concentrationHence, there is more time, more concentration
and more commitment, for the women,and more commitment, for the women,
whether it is home or office.whether it is home or office.
Does not this make a big difference ?Does not this make a big difference ?
Men demonstrate a general preference for enjoying the leisure,Men demonstrate a general preference for enjoying the leisure,
may even prefer to be lazy, hesitating to lend a helping handmay even prefer to be lazy, hesitating to lend a helping hand
in the household work.in the household work.
However,However, women are generally more busywomen are generally more busy with household work,with household work,
first to getup and last to go to bed;first to getup and last to go to bed;
willingly accepting the thousand-fold duties of the home;willingly accepting the thousand-fold duties of the home;
a restlessness with pending work, resulting ina restlessness with pending work, resulting in
being continuously busy with some work or the other,being continuously busy with some work or the other,
without being tired.without being tired.
Women, in general, work moreWomen, in general, work more
and generally do not complain of being tired;and generally do not complain of being tired;
keeps them, relatively more healthy, develops patience,keeps them, relatively more healthy, develops patience,
betters their Immunity levels, and so on.betters their Immunity levels, and so on.
General characteristics of women include,General characteristics of women include,
amongst many other positive things,amongst many other positive things,
love and affection, compassion, kindness, concern,love and affection, compassion, kindness, concern,
willingness to care and share,willingness to care and share,
while men generally score lower on these counts.while men generally score lower on these counts.
Men generally are prone to certain addictions, and have a tendencyMen generally are prone to certain addictions, and have a tendency
diffuse their attention and get distracted a little more easily.diffuse their attention and get distracted a little more easily.
Women generally demonstrateWomen generally demonstrate a pleasantness,a pleasantness,
ability to tackle things in a diplomatic manner,ability to tackle things in a diplomatic manner,
willingness to listen, more organized and disciplined,willingness to listen, more organized and disciplined,
considerate to the views of others, greater commitment andconsiderate to the views of others, greater commitment and
perseverance to succeed.perseverance to succeed.
Reduced work and family satisfactionReduced work and family satisfaction
Increased psychological strain symptomsIncreased psychological strain symptoms
Reduced positive affect and well-beingReduced positive affect and well-being
Increased work withdrawalIncreased work withdrawal
(lateness, absenteeism) and consequently,(lateness, absenteeism) and consequently,
decreased work performancedecreased work performance
Increased marital and family withdrawalIncreased marital and family withdrawal
Increased physical health symptoms –Increased physical health symptoms –
insomnia, fatigue, headaches,insomnia, fatigue, headaches,
heart disease, etc.heart disease, etc.
Consequences ofConsequences of
Work - Life imbalanceWork - Life imbalance
YOU HAVE GOT TO WORK HARDYOU HAVE GOT TO WORK HARD
TO FIND A LIFE.TO FIND A LIFE.
WHEN YOU FIND IT,WHEN YOU FIND IT,
YOU CAN THINK OFYOU CAN THINK OF
HOW TO JUGGLE & BALANCEHOW TO JUGGLE & BALANCE
Know YourselfKnow Yourself
WriteWrite a mission statementa mission statement forfor
yourself by considering the following questions:yourself by considering the following questions:
What is most important in my life?What is most important in my life?
What do I want to be in my life?What do I want to be in my life?
What will I need to do to become that?What will I need to do to become that?
How do I want to be remembered by my family?How do I want to be remembered by my family?
What do I want to be known for by my officeWhat do I want to be known for by my office
colleagues ?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 plan your week and
include steps to
accomplish your goals.
Your best individual work-life balanceYour best individual work-life balance
will vary over time, often on a daily basis.
The right balance for you today
will probably be different for you tomorrow.
The right balance for you when you are single
will be different when you marry,
or if you have children;
when you start a new career versus
when you are nearing retirement.
There is no perfect, one-size fits all, balanceThere is no perfect, one-size fits all, balance
you should be striving for.you should be striving for.
The best work-life balance
is different for each of us
because we all have different priorities and
YOUR LIFE NEEDS SELF MANAGEMENTYOUR LIFE NEEDS SELF MANAGEMENT
LIFE MGT.LIFE MGT. L = TL = T
MIND MGT.MIND MGT. T = QT = Q
L = T = T = Q = P = EL = T = T = Q = P = E
DEV. MGT.DEV. MGT. P = EP = E
THE PURPOSE OF LIFE ISTHE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS
PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCEPURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
PhysicallyPhysically – Active– Active
MentallyMentally – Alert– Alert
IntellectuallyIntellectually – Inspired– Inspired
SpirituallySpiritually – Awakened– Awakened
EmotionallyEmotionally – Balanced– Balanced
MorallyMorally – Strengthened– Strengthened
SociallySocially - Relevant- Relevant
So as to be a POSITIVE, CONSTRUCTIVE and
CONTRIBUTING CITIZEN OF THE SOCIETY.
BECOME ABECOME A SEEDSEED – AFFECT– AFFECT ETERNITYETERNITY – AWAKEN– AWAKEN DIVINITYDIVINITY
W. A. T. C. H.W. A. T. C. H.
WW == WORDSWORDS
AA == ACTIONSACTIONS
TT == THOUGHTSTHOUGHTS
CC == CHARACTERCHARACTER
HH == HEAD & HEARTHEAD & HEART
AT LEASTAT LEAST
1 % OF OUR TIME1 % OF OUR TIME
TO BE INVESTEDTO BE INVESTED
IN GOOD READINGIN GOOD READING
SO AS TOSO AS TO
PREPARE OURSELVES FOR THEPREPARE OURSELVES FOR THE
THE SECRET OF SUCCESS :THE SECRET OF SUCCESS :
CONSTANTLY & CONTINUOUSLYCONSTANTLY & CONTINUOUSLY
L = EL = E L – E = 0L – E = 0
LEARN TO EXCEL IN LIFELEARN TO EXCEL IN LIFE
THE SECRET OF EXCELLENCE LIES IN LEARNING
SS == SELFSELF
MM == MOTIVATEDMOTIVATED
II == INITIATIVEINITIATIVE ((TOTO))
LL == LEARNLEARN ((ANDAND))
EE == EXCELEXCEL
START THE DAY WITHSTART THE DAY WITH L O V EL O V E
SPEND THE DAY WITHSPEND THE DAY WITH L O V EL O V E
FILL THE DAY WITHFILL THE DAY WITH L O V EL O V E
END THE DAY WITHEND THE DAY WITH L O V EL O V E
~ THAT IS THE WAY~ THAT IS THE WAY
TO DEVELOPTO DEVELOP
WHERE THERE IS LOVE . . .WHERE THERE IS LOVE . . .
THERE IS ADJUSTMENTTHERE IS ADJUSTMENT
SACRIFICE &SACRIFICE &
HAPPINESS & BLISSHAPPINESS & BLISS
LOVE AND HOPELOVE AND HOPE
ARE THE ONLYARE THE ONLY
REAL THINGSREAL THINGS
THAT MAKE US LIVETHAT MAKE US LIVE
AND LOVE TO LIVEAND LOVE TO LIVE
MAN’S LOVE ~MAN’S LOVE ~
FREQUENT, ANDFREQUENT, AND
GENERALLY SHALLOWGENERALLY SHALLOW
[ LACKS DEPTH ][ LACKS DEPTH ]
WOMAN’ LOVE ~WOMAN’ LOVE ~
[i.e. less frequently][i.e. less frequently]
and more selectivelyand more selectively
B U T MORE DEEPLYB U T MORE DEEPLY
& MUCH MORE INTENSIVELY& MUCH MORE INTENSIVELY
THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKINGTHE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING
WILLWILL CLEANCLEAN THE COBWEBS OFTHE COBWEBS OF
BAD HABITSBAD HABITS
WILLWILL CLEARCLEAR THE ENTRENCHEDTHE ENTRENCHED
NEGATIVE EMOTIONSNEGATIVE EMOTIONS
WILLWILL CORRECTCORRECT THE DEMOTIVATINGTHE DEMOTIVATING
WRONG ATTITUDESWRONG ATTITUDES
JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE OFJUST A LITTLE BIT MORE OF
U N S E L F I S H N E S SU N S E L F I S H N E S S
T H O U G H T F U L N E S ST H O U G H T F U L N E S S