Director's Message: Work/life balance in 4 easy steps

Can someone really achieve a balanced life in four simple steps? Life balance is all about choices — choices that move you toward what makes you feel content and fulfilled.

Feb 18th, 2013
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What is work/life balance?

Answer:Work-life balance is the dynamic relationship between achievement, fulfillment, and the factors that influence our choices and decisions in these two areas.

Can someone really achieve a balanced life in four simple steps? Life balance is all about choices — choices that move you toward what makes you feel content and fulfilled. But in order to make those choices you have to take these four steps.

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The first step to achieving balance is awareness.” This where you tune into where you are out of balance in your life, and notice where you can start making changes to get back into balance.

The second step is “desire.” This is where you tune into what you want to do more of and less of — in other words, how you want your life to look.

The third step is identifying the “influences” that lead you both towards and away from a balanced life. Identify the positive influences that can lead you towards what you want, as well as identify the negative influences that impede your ability to create balance.

And the final step is action.” This is where you take the first steps to create a plan and put it into action.

Applying these four simple steps will help to move you in a direction that makes you feel happier, more in control, and more fulfilled in your life.

Kristine A. Hodsdon, RDH, BS
RDH eVillage, Director

Kristine’s Note: “Mindset Mastery Success System” is a five-hour online coaching program that is designed to align you with the direction of your career and your life. I invite you to learn more by clicking http://bit.ly/MindsetMasterySS.

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