Many of us want to be great at work and home. It is just as important to us to be excellent in our careers as it is being a wonderful spouse and parent but it is difficult doing both at the same time.
But I have a solution for you: BALANCE.
Before you throw in the towel with your husband or turn your back on your boss, here are some tips to consider when balancing your home and work life:
1.Give Your All (at work AND home)
It is not enough to give your boss superior work but lack effort when it comes to your home life. You must value them both. In fact, if you’re not happy at work, you probably won’t be happy at home or vice versa. So, make sure you give your all to both areas of your life.
I had to get up every day and put in work on my skills, grow my understanding of the industry, and build relationships. That’s 6,570 days, 157,680 hours of work I had to put in before I closed my first production deal.
This dedication allowed me to be better in my career.
As far as becoming a better me in general, this dedication to my career also helped build my character and carried over in my personal life as well.
I learned that I also had to dedicate myself to my loved ones. You must be wholly invested in nurturing your relationships with your spouse, family, and friends. Be a support system for them and spend quality time together.
People care deeply about and respect people who are honest, keep their word, and live according to a set of strong moral and ethical precepts. These were values I held onto along the way, and they continue to help me both professionally and personally.
You cannot be productive in any area of your life and fulfill what God called you to do if you are exhausted. Taking time to regroup and talk to God will allow you to tackle every task required of you.
One of the reasons why I’m able to accomplish as much as I do is because I understand the importance of balance. I observe the Sabbath. So, from Friday night sundown to Saturday night sundown I go to church and recover from the stress of a tough week. I don’t do any office work during that time and spend time in study, prayer, and fellowship with my church and quality time with my family and friends. This allows me to recharge.
When you’re rejuvenated, you can be the best version of you.
3.Create Daily Goals
It’s easy to focus all your attention on the results and forget to value the process. So, my tip to you is to fully commit to the process required for success in every area of your life. Create a routine that will allow you to be effective in accomplishing your goals. And give everything you have to reach your goals, and God will manifest them when the time is right!
Come Monday morning, I have a routine that allows me to follow-up on emails, calls, and attend meetings. My daily routine is directly linked to my daily goals which in turn reflects my overall goal.
You may want to write a book. Therefore, you would need to carve out time each day dedicated to just that– -writing. In your home life, you may want to bond with your kids more so you might create a routine where you and your kid work on a fun project every day.
What is most important is that you create a routine that works best for you and stay committed to that.
The best way to know if you’re doing too much or not enough is to evaluate if you’re being effective; not busy.
Ask yourself: Am I giving quality work? Am I reaping benefits from my businesses? Do I feel fulfilled in my marriage? My friendships? Above all, ask yourself what you value the most.
Once you’re able to honestly answer these questions, then you would be able to remove some things from your plate and better manage what you do have so that you are not overwhelmed by your lifestyle but empowered by it!
Develop a daily prayer practice and stick to it no matter what.
Try praying every day when you get up. Before you check Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or email, check in with God. In order to be successful in your home and work life, you have to get plugged in with who God wants you to be today.
And then end your day with prayer. Thanking God for what He did during the day, clearing your mind of what you didn’t get done, and preparing yourself for what’s going to happen tomorrow will produce a tremendous change in your life.
Now that you have tips on how to balance your home and work life, it’s time to take action! In the comments below, let me know what changes you are making TODAY to be great in both areas of your life!