Work life balance – what is it exactly? We asked our expert, Brigitte Pajonik, five questions
1st question: Does a balanced life actually exist?
Answer: Of course. We can achieve this balance in four areas of our life: relationships, career, health and future issues. It is important to define goals and desires in each area – this helps to order your thoughts.
2nd question: Do all four areas have to be in balance?
Answer: No. You are the only one who determines what percentage of your energy is allocated to any one area. Compare these desires with your current situation. If they do not match, then change something.
3rd question: So, the ratio has to be right for me, then?
Answer: Exactly. It does not have to be perfect in every area but you must be comfortable with the way you have allocated your time. Making the decision for yourself is the most important thing.
4th question: How do I free myself from the burden of wanting to give 100% to everything?
Answer: With composure! Ask yourself: If I do not do something perfectly, will the world come to an end? Probably not!
5th question: Are there any other specific tips for everyday life?
Answer: Draw up a daily plan – accomplishing tasks will lift your mood. And if you need some time out from carrying out your tasks, sit yourself down comfortably, listen to your breathing and take a little time for yourself.