Work Life Balance: Take Time to Create a Life
Balance Sheet for Success
By Joy Fisher-Sykes
important from time to time that we sit down and honestly assess our lives.
Doing so allows us to make an honest determination about where we are now and
where we want to be in the future. When we’re assessing our finances, we
prepare a financial balance sheet. On it we list our debits and credits so that
we can determine our bottom line. What if you wanted to determine the state of
the life you lead? How is it, or is it not, serving you? The answer is simple
– prepare a Life Balance Sheet. Much like a financial balance sheet, list all
of your lifestyle debits (choices that detract from balance) such as the
relationships that drain you
whining, griping, or complaining
expecting the worse
mind your manners
- Taking others
list your credits – ways you live your life that support and honor you.
Anything positive you count as a credit – no action is too big or too small.
Below are a few credits that add to your life’s bottom line.
Smile – not
just at people you know, but especially at those you don’t
others without expecting anything in return
Do one thing
outside of your comfort zone that improves the quality of your life
someone to merge into traffic – even if they didn’t wait their turn
salesperson/clerk on a job well done
Use the good
crystal and china other than for a holiday
about what you need to be happy
Read to a
your favorite music
neighbors’ newspaper right outside their door
just to say “hello” and to see how they are doing
co-worker a cup of coffee or ice cream cone
barefoot in the grass
“I love you”
new thing every week
acknowledge at least one thing in life for which you are grateful
once a month, create a Life Balance Sheet. Take a look at your Life Balance
Sheet at least once a day. This will empower you, at a glance, to realize how
wonderful life can be and allow you to make lifestyle adjustments as necessary.
Remember, a great life is yours to create. Go create a fabulous life!
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