Work-life management key lies in fine prioritisation



For most of us, work-Life management comes under stress at times. One can’t ignore one for the good of the other. Life is where work is; and work is where life is.

Catalyst, a research firm, has found that one who can’t manage life can’t manage work. And, one who can manage good work at his/her workplace, can bring life alive at home and out. In other words, it is termed as work-life effectiveness.

At times, when one finds it impossible to do all things at hand, one has to prioritise the work agenda. That is how successful people manage their career rise and yet have a healthy and successful life at home front.

Leading a positive private life has its positive reflection at one’s workplace as well. But one has to be very careful and understand that work-life situation is not just a mere balancing factor.

For, balancing could leave both incomplete and unsatisfactory. It is doing one’s best at both the fronts. Maybe, all of us can’t do it but many people do it with great success.

Those who can do this know very well what the author of ‘3 Rules to Work By’, Elizabeth Grace Saunders, remarked, “How do I structure my life to be at peace with who I am, and comfortable with what I am doing and not doing.”

To be “comfortable with doing or not doing” is what you call the art of managing by prioritising your workload at home and office.

If you succeed in doing so, then you will definitely sing in the words of Oprah Winfrey,” You can have it all, you can’t have it all at once.”

True, at times when you go out of the way to achieve something great, it may derail your equation with life but that would be just a temporary phenomenon, if you can manage it well.

But the result thereof could be mindboggling; and your private and official life will get a huge boost. Never forget that just as bad work leads to bad results, good work leads to good results.

And, finally, one must keep in mind that all that you do at home or out of home are closely integrated in terms of output. If you are good in office, you could be invariably good at home too. After all, it is the same mind and soul and body at either end.

Recall what US wellness author Michael Thomas Sunnarborg said in this regard,” A fine balance between work and life comes with the knowing that your life activities are integrated, not separated.”

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