In my last post, I talked about how important energy can be in your work life, and how having energy and getting ahead can in turn help you to stay energized and motivated perpetually. This is true, however there is so much more to balancing your energy than just your efforts at work, there is also a huge effect on your energy levels at home.
When you balance your work and home life in a way that allows you to give both facets of your life 100% of your efforts, rather than burning yourself out at work and coming home exhausted, you allow yourself to become a better version of yourself for your friends and family. When you come home from work exhausted and spend all of your time focused on work, how does that make your family feel? How does it make your friends feel? If you’re anything like the old version of me, the answer is most likely that they feel undervalued in your life. They feel as though they’re always second in your life to your job, and this isn’t healthy. If you can’t make the time to give your friends and family 100% of yourself, and your energy, than this will never change.
In order to give your family 100% of your energy and focus, the first thing you have to do is stop thinking solely about work when you’re with them. When you get home, take a moment before going inside to breathe and let the worries of the day drift out of your mind before you go inside to see your family. This way when you see your family you can walk in thinking about them, with a smile on your face. Finding this balance will not only allow you to build better relationships and really focus on the people around you that you care about. It will also allow you to be more energized at work, because that improvement in your home life allows for a more fulfilled life all around.
Waking up in the morning after knowing you spent some real quality time with the people that matter, will allow you to go to work more refreshed and more energized. There’s more to it than just relationships and work, but this is a good start.
Until Next Time.