When coaching people, I enjoy making sure they have several parts of their world going well. I have been in and out of balance in regards to having my career take too big of a role. As a therapist, I have not separated who I am from what I do. It is great when your job is going well. When it isn’t and it is a huge part of our life, it creates trouble for us. It is important to have several parts of your world filling you up or re-charging you.
When people look back on their life they do not say, “I wish I would have worked more.” What people regret is not having more free time and more time with loved ones. When we have three or more parts of our lives well developed, if one is out of whack we have other areas that can still keep us in balance and re-charge us. Let’s look at some buffers we can create for us, when we are not happy in one area of life.
Be money wise. We should have 6 to 8 months of an emergency fund. If we know we have 8 months of salary saved, we can say to ourselves, “I can quit this job and find a new one.” Having wisdom, planning and strategy with our money can help us feel secure and empowered. Money woes on the other hand, can imbalance us.
Are you nurturing your relationships with family and friends? Do you have a best friend? Are you getting together with someone that loves you weekly? Family is either by blood or by choice. Some people say they don’t have the best relationship with their family and I get it. Then choose your family.
Do you have at least one hobby? One thing that is your thing? Do you garden? Do you do yoga, karate, meditation or book club? I am an animal lover. One of my favorite hobbies is to do fun activities with my dogs. I explore new dog parks. I wrestle with them. I find and buy fun toys that they love. I bring them to play with friend’s dogs.
Do you always have something on the calendar to look forward to? One of the biggest ways I have kept my life in balance is to have something fun planned on my calendar. I will also have one fun vacation plan per year; even if it is just getting away for the weekend.
Is your life in balance? Do you want to team up with a coach? Give Mantis a call!