How to prove to yourself how serious you are about your life priorities
Life balance is what a lot of us are pursuing with great emphasis. I have grown to accept that there are 6 main life balance categories, which are as follows:
Each should be rated and also ranked. Your rating for each should be equally high – that would be indicative of how balanced your life is. Which one would be your number one priority? Which would be last? Going through this mental exercise is a great start, but how do you provide yourself with a feedback loop that you are actually taking your priorities serious?
The answer to this dilemma is as easy as it is practical. Take a look at your calendar. It does not matter whether you use the good old paper version, or an electronic calendar of your choice. How much time are you dedicating to any of your 6 life priorities? They should have left evidence behind that you are spending time – your most precious resource – on all of them.
If you want balance in life you will need to plan ahead and dedicate sufficient time on anything that you feel has a high priority.