Work Life Balance
9 Strategies to Help You Regain Your Equilibrium
Molly Gordon is again this weeks featured author from the Hypnosis Health Info Article Library. The relationship between personal and professional life can be rocky and maintaining the work life balance is often a tricky issue. The challenges we face in business inform our personal lives and personal challenges affect our businesses. Self-hypnosis can help you with Molly Gordon’s 9 Strategies To Regain Equilibrium.
Here are nine strategies that, taken together, can help to change course without abandoning the destination and help you restore your work life balance:
1. Don’t panic.
Even if you feel panicky, you can choose modest, recoverable steps to address the situation. This is no time to get a divorce, fire an employee, or buy a new computer system. Tip: Talk with a coach or therapist to get perspective.
2. Return to Source.
Whatever your spiritual orientation or tradition, connect with what for you is the Source of life or spirit. Know that there is something larger than you that encompasses you. Spend at least 15 minutes each day connecting with that Source. (I like Mark Silver’s Remembrance Practice described in his free downloadable workbook, Getting to the Core of Your Business.)
3. Take a body inventory.
Are you sleeping well? How are you eating? What’s your energy level? If these are not up to par, get a professional evaluation and take the steps that will restore your well being.
4. Tell the truth.
Sometimes energy flags when we’ve gotten into a pattern of pleasing others or living according to standards that are not our own. Notice if there is any disbalance. Notice where you’re being less than forthright and get clear about your motives, then clean it up. (Talking to a coach or therapist can facilitate clear, authentic communication.)
5. Keep good company.Are you stimulated and encouraged by your peers and clients? Do you have great playmates? Playing on the wrong playground with the wrong kids is neither fun nor productive.
6. Tune Up Your Thinking.
There’s substantial evidence that managing the way we think can have a profound and lasting effect on mood and motivation. See Amazon.com for books you can use to tune up your cognitive skills and/or make a date with a therapist. (If you are otherwise in good psychological health a skilled coach can help, too.)
7. Set Healthy, Flexible Boundaries.
Yes, real life and real business are intimately connected, but that doesn’t mean that you need to give up your privacy. To find your work life balance, set boundaries so that you can feel generous without feeling depleted and available without feeling invaded. Keep them flexible, because (doncha know?) things change.
8. Create or Refine Systems.
We can’t manage real life and a real business without good systems. Look at where things feel most out of sorts and resolve to create or improve a system to get things on track.
9. Keep the Goal, Drop the Plan.
Sometimes the best way to achieve a goal is to let go of our plans. Promptly and clearly revise commitments and offers as necessary to bring current activity in line with current resources. Why abandon ship when you can drop anchor while you make some repairs (or while you enjoy a few weeks in the sun!)?
Are you feeling overwhelmed and are you struggling with balancing work and life? With self-hypnosis you can restore work life balance with the things that you choose to take on. A great way to start creating balance is with Orange Blossom – my free 27 minute hypnosis MP3 download.
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
I am creating equilibrium.
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