What Does Your Work Life Balance Look Like?
Have you ever stopped to look at your work life balance? Business owners who are part of the heartrepreneur movement know that living a balanced life is one of the key concepts behind being a Heart-repreneur®. When you have life work balance you are able to be more present and come from a more heart centered place and you then attract more of the right prospects and you serve your clients better as well.
Do You Have Life Work Balance?
As a Heart-repreneur® and business mentor I’ve found that most business owners are out of balance and don’t even realize that they are. When they are in this situation they end up not being in their hearts and often making poor decisions that aren’t in the best interest of their prospects and their clients. Their businesses suffer and their profits decline. Customer service falls off. They feel stress and dissatisfaction with their businesses as well.
To help business owners measure the degree of balance that they have between the demands of work, family responsibilities and personal time and to become present and aware of their gaps between what they want and what they have, I created a quiz. I want business owners who want to join the Heartrepreneur movement to become fully aware of these gaps so they can begin to shift their consciousness and bring into the light what is not quite right yet and take responsibility for creating more alignment in their business and their lives. This is more conscious way of doing business. It is the way Heartrepreneurs do business.
Work Life Balance Quiz
Measure your current degree of balance in your life and work as you look at the demands of work, family responsibilities and personal time. Answer each question with a number, with 5 being “always” and 1 being “never.”
Does your family complain that you don’t spend enough time with them?
Do you often feel anxious about the demands of your family?
Do responsibilities at home make you resentful?
Do you expect your family to adapt to your career needs?
Do you feel frustrated because your income is not enough?
Do you feel guilty about the time you spend on your career?
Do you resent having to bring work home?
Do you worry that your work interferes with family needs?
Do you feel there’s never enough time for yourself?
Do you feel guilty about taking a vacation?
Do you wish you got more exercise?
Do you feel you never get to do what you like to do?
A total score of less than 20 indicates you’ve learned to balance family, career and personal needs successfully.
21-30 indicates a good balance with some need for improvement.
31-40 indicates a fair balance.
41-50 shows that you’re barely managing the juggling act of home, career and personal needs.
Work Life Balance Tips
Want to get into life balance and work balance fast? Begin by keeping a journal for 3-5 days of how you are currently spending your time. Notice where you are spending most of your time. Is your time being spent on your life values and life and work priorities? Are you choosing in each moment with presence how to spend your time and being intentional in your choices?
When you compare where you want to spend your time and where you are spending your time, don’t get discouraged. By seeing the choices you are making you are bringing awareness and light to where you are currently at. This information is allowing you to make changes. This awareness will create for you a “gap” – the difference between what you want and what you currently have.
Having identified what you want and knowing your current situation, you can now begin to change your everyday actions to move you closer to what you desire. It’s clear when you can see where you are and to be present to where you are at and where you want to be what you must do to move forward.
If you want some help on your journey, the Heartrepreneur movement can assist you to build balance between work and play and to create more joy in your life and to find more passion in your work and life. Don’t live your life out of balance. Live life full out with heart in all you do. Don’t let your life slip by with you saying “if only…”. Make a decision today to move you closer to what you want and to to be present with heart in life and work.
For more work life balance articles go to http://www.lifeway.com/Article/career-work-Tips-for-Workplace-Happiness and http://www.terrilevine.com/articles/ten-ways-getmore.htm.
What is your biggest life work balance challenge?