But I Love My Job!

So you recognise the fact that you need more balance in your life. You need to focus on other areas including spending more time with your loved ones, on your leisure time and also in improving your health.

You spend endless hours at work or in the office or in your business. Trouble is, you actually enjoy what you do! You’ve spent years refining your craft and you are damn good at it! Many of my clients tell me that they love their job, and although they spend an unhealthy amount of time doing it, they don’t really mind it.

So what do you do when you love your job but you need more balance and more time for you?

Create a Compelling Future

What I encourage my clients to do is to create a compelling future for themselves – not just in their career but also other areas of their life. We do this by creating long term goals in all areas of their life that are important to them.

When you have some exciting goals pulling you in their direction, no matter how interesting or familiar your job is, you will be drawn to that future. Your vision will excite you and you will look for opportunities to do all those other things.

Visualisation

An important part of creating your compelling future us to visualise you in that space. You can start by creating a vision board. Vision board are visual representations of all the things you would like to be, do or have. I enjoy taking cuttings from magazines, newspapers, online images and other articles I find which represent what I want from the future.

You can also spend some time actively visualising the future where you are achieved all these long term goals. This can be done while meditating by can be done on it’s own. Picture yourself in that scene. See who you are – the type of person you have become. See what you see, hear what you hear, feel what you would feel in that future, now that you have met all your long term goals and they are a very real 10/10 in each area.

Someone might say to you, perhaps that little voice in your head – “Surely you can’t have everything perfect, everything 10/10?”

Tell that voice or person to shut up. This is your future dammit, and you’ll make it as perfect as you’d like! This is why they call it imagination.

Make a Plan

Now that you can clearly visualise the future you would like to create, it’s time to make a plan of action. Write down 5 things that you can do to get close to achieving your goals. Make these fairly small action steps – not entire projects. Now you know what needs doing, but you may not know how! As you know, these are some of the areas you’ve been neglecting, so we need to evaluate how we go about making this vision a reality.

Now write down what knowledge or skills you need to develop in order to achieve these goals and complete these actions. Chances are, there are some areas you can work on which will give you better results once you polish up on some of the skills required. As Dr. Stephen Covey said, it always helps to sharpen the saw!

Love Your World

By doing the above, you will begin to take action on all the areas of your life which you have been neglecting. You will start to fall in love with the other areas of your life as much as you love your work or business! Loving doing other activities mean that you will not have the guilt associated with not giving enough time to those areas of your life. You’ll be able to do it without compromising the quality of your work or your career as a whole.

Make it a habit to visualise your compelling future in all areas of your life, and you will be driven to do more in those areas. This in turn will give you more balance in your life. Hashtag: #missionaccomplished!

If after following these steps, you feel that your mission is still not being accomplished, and that you are not achieving the balance you were hoping for, let’s hop on the phone. Book a 20 minutes consultation with me and we will find a way of working together which will help you get there faster, and enjoy the process!

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