Work-life balance means something different to every individual, but here health and career experts share tips to help you find the balance thats right for you.
Your best individual work-life balance will vary over time, often on a daily basis. The right balance for you today will probably be different for you tomorrow. The right balance for you when you are single will be different when you marry, or if you have children; when you start a new career versus when you are nearing retirement.
Work-life balance can be achieved only if you have determined your goals in these following aspects of life:
- Health Goals
Maintaining a healthy work life balance directly relates to your mental health and happiness. A well-balanced approach will allow you to perform more efficiently in all areas by reducing burnout and boosting motivation to achieve your goals.
If you dont keep a healthy balance between your work and personal lives, you risk losing sight of what truly matters to you. Once youve lost touch with your other needs in life, you wont be able to release, manage or tolerate the stress from a high-pressure job.
Remember that learning how to be happy is one of the most important skills you can learn in life. Proper time management and goal setting techniques are simply tools to help you dedicate time toward doing so.
- Career Goals
A career goal is basically setting up targets (academics & professional) in a particular time frame.
For example: A 17 year old boy, who has just passed his Class 12th exams (in 2017), has decided that he will enroll in a 4-year engineering course. Then, he will work for 2 years in a multinational company. After that he will try to get into management course from a reputed B-school and after wards he will try to become CEO of XYZ Company.
A target set compels a person to achieve it. Likewise with a career goal set already students (especially) will get a proper direction to the life ahead and strive hard to reach the target and accomplish the task.
However, it will be difficult to achieve long term goals. In that case, break down your goals into small, achievable tasks so that you get frequent opportunities to accomplish them and feel motivated to take on other goals. When people set goals, they have a clear vision (or targets) and they think ahead. Whatever these people do in their daily life, they relate it with their main target. They keep tracking their progress. With time they face challenges and this is what makes life interesting.
On the other hand, people who dont set goals, they get surprised when time pass by & they find that their life is same. After working for 4 to 5 years in a company they will find that they are doing same exact thing at the exact same company. They live a dull and boring life.
- Financial Goals
Setting short-term, mid-term and long-term financial goals is an important step toward becoming financially secure. If you arent working toward anything specific, youre likely to spend more than you should. Youll then come up short when you need money for unexpected bills, not to mention when you want to retire. You might get stuck in a vicious cycle of credit card debt and feel like you never have enough cash to get properly insured, leaving you more vulnerable than you need to be to handle some of lifes major risks.
Annual financial planning gives you an opportunity to formally review your goals, update them (if necessary) and review your progress since last year. If youve never set goals before, this planning period gives you the opportunity to formulate them for the first time so that you can get or stay on firm financial footing.
- Family Goals
Family goals focus on achieving accomplishments agreed upon by the family. The family individuals need to work as a team to collectively identify and establish goals for the family unit.
When family goals are set collaboratively, it provides space for the thoughts and concerns of both parent and child to be expressed.
When we hear and understand the perspective of other family members, were more inclined to understand and empathize with each others ideas.set a tone of mutual understanding and respect, while building family morale when we work as a team.
Family goals can be anything from activities we want to do together, a trip we want to take, and so much more. The goal of these resolutions is to bring us closer together as a family. If you are looking for some ideas of family goals you can set this year, here are five family goals to set with your family this year to make your family better.
- Social Goals
Social goals are those goals which ultimately gets you involve with some social work. Simply saying it’s just getting you to help those in need. Contribution can be made in any way say financially, involving yourself etc. it’s also like what are you contributing to the community. It can also be related as meeting new people.
A social goal can be conceived as a goal, achieving which, you contribute to, and in effect, uplift, people lives apart from your own.
There are many types of social goals one can think of accomplishing, at their own convenience and scale of satisfaction. These range in the domain of nation development and upliftment of the society and its people in general.
Everyone knows about the problems prevalent in society today. Only a few people decide to get their hands dirty in a bid to solve them. Solving such problems is what calls for social responsibility, and hence, creating your own social goals.
- Hobby Goals
A hobby is something that you do for fun or pleasure. You do it during your free time, and you dont get paid to do it. Since hobbies are leisure activities, a lot of people discard hobbies as a luxury they cant afford. Who has the time, right?
However, it turns out that a hobby is more than just a way to have fun. Picking up a hobby has myriads of benefits, such as the following:
A hobby can give you a sense of self-efficacy.
A hobby can be a creativity outlet.
Having hobbies will keep your brain engaged.
A hobby gives you something to look forward to.
A hobby can give you something to be passionate about.
- Spiritual Goals
The purpose of any goal is the same: to have an objective on which you can focus, for which you can strive. A goal is an outcome that you want to happen, that you’re willing to work towards.
Spiritual goals are no different from any other goals: it’s like setting a target up for yourself, it helps mark the direction for which you want to aim.
WHY DO I NEED SPIRITUAL GOALS?
So many of us just drift when it comes to spirituality– we just go with the flow. Some people do what they’re told– they go to church, they read their scripture, they pray at prescribed times.
Other people wander aimlessly– they ask questions that only lead to more questions. They wonder about it all, but reach no conclusions.
Setting spiritual goals helps you to grow and evolve; it keeps you from getting stuck in a spiritual rut, so to speak.
Before you can set a goal, you have to have a vision for where you are going. A goal that isnt founded on a greater vision is a waste of time. Before you set your spiritual goals, ask yourself where youd like to be. Are there areas in your relationship with God that need improvement? Is there a particular way youd like to grow over the next 12 months? The answers to these questions will give you the clarity needed to get started. Once you have identified the areas in which youd like to improve, determine what you would like see. Would you like to read through the Bible this year? Develop a relationship with a spiritual mentor? Once youve identified the ideal outcome, you will be ready to move forward.