Coaching Tip – A Different Way to View Work-Life Balance

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    Many of my coaching clients struggle to maintain work-life balance. With all of their family and work demands they feel out of equilibrium.

    One client shared this metaphor about balance that I trust will help you look at your work-life balance in a different way.

    She views life balance as a teeter totter – one end being work and the other end being family. She strives to keep the teeter totter level, yet it rarely happens that way. Sometimes she’s more tipped towards work and sometimes she’s more tipped more towards family. In the end, however they balance each other out.

    Work-life balance is a dynamic system of movement – moving away from balance and then back towards it – it is rarely a steady state.

    What do you think?

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