Perfect balance

work life balance Laura Horton shares her techniques and explains how to achieve the life you deserve by gaining that all-important equilibrium between work life and home life. Better know as… life balance.

I love the quote from Gandhi. ‘Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.’  However, I find that dental professionals are good at the learning part but tend to forget about the living. As a business owner, achieving a good work life balance can be one of the most challenging aspects to deal with.

As we all have differing needs, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to it. So, there is no set format that we can all follow to achieve a perfect equilibrium between work and life. Equally, it is something that requires regular reassessment as our lives shift and change with time. The balance you achieve as a single 26-year-old will not be the same for the parent you may become in your mid-30s! So how do we go about the ‘living’ while not allowing the ‘learning’ to take a back seat?

Wheel of life

The wheel of life is a great tool that provides a visual representation of what areas might need a little more focus in your life. It covers health, money, career, personal development, home life, family/friends, social life, love etc.

While many people may be successful in terms of their business, they may find that career, money, and personal growth rate highly while health and home life may not. This simple exercise can help to ground us, allowing us to spread our attentions in a more balanced manner. Thus helping us to achieve a higher level of…

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