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I was thinking about a recent family trip in the west this morning and a visit to the Grand Canyon and Sedna, Arizona. That part of our great country is breathtaking and wherever we look around us during our trip, we usually look like painted canvas from the master artist so much I was staring at something beautiful. I had a wonderful time full of wonderful memories. It was one of my favorite experiences with my wife and sons. None of us wanted to end it. Also, I was very disappointed that I missed the opportunity to experience such a moment when I was young.

In my early twenties, I was living a poor life as a new graduate trying to establish my career. I was fortunate enough to have a three-day weekend, but on the contrary it was a relaxing vacation. I got married in my late twenties and enjoyed a successful career, but I really enjoyed traveling, vacationing, and quiet times with my wife because it was difficult to discourage my work and everything I had been waiting for. I had a hard time. When I returned to the office and had a busy job.

Our sons came in their early thirties and I was calm, but still struggling to relax and live with a young family. My holy wife always allowed us to have a good vacation and spent a lot of time prioritizing dinner with family and weekend activities. But when I’m still checking my email often and should have focused all my time and attention on that unresolved work issue and the world’s most loved ones, how the team set their revenue goals. I was wondering if I could achieve it.

In my late 30s and early 40s, I began to realize something very deep that I hoped I learned much earlier in my life. My work exists to serve my family, but my family does not exist to serve my work. When that idea began to permeate and really began to capture me, it triggered a major change in my life that took years to completely settle down. I realize that worrying about or feeling stressed about business problems during non-work hours does not improve me further, causing unnecessary stress and anxiety and adversely affecting my family. I did.

I often share with clients Time is a finite resource and we need to manage it well.. That idea came to me many years ago when I was experiencing the evolution of my thinking about making sure that my job existed to serve my family. I realized that it was important to spend time with loved ones and friends, and this time it was not the norm.I call this Life in real time..

I am in my mid-50s, my wife and I have been married for 28 years, and my son is in my early 20s. My eldest son has high-functioning autism and lives with us. Our second son is a senior at university. Through deliberate effort, concentration of determination, and many failures, I feel I have learned to properly enjoy the important moments of life. I still love my privileged work and do my best, but I learned to turn it off when I need it so that it doesn’t hurt my most loved ones.

I often meet professionals of all ages who are experiencing the same challenges I have encountered, so I share this insight into my personal journey. For all of us, it’s important to pause, ponder, and think about what’s most important to us … and I sincerely hope that the job isn’t at the top of the list.We can be excellent in our career When Still good in life. You don’t have to choose between them and don’t convince others.

Practical tips

Here are five best practices to consider if you feel your priorities aren’t working.

  1. Make a list. What are your priorities? What is most important to you, both personally and professionally? Think about family, friends, faith, your health, serving a great purpose, experiencing beauty and work. Create a mixed list that covers everything in your life that is important to you.
  2. Audit and reflection.. Check the calendar for the past few weeks.Work will probably take up most of your time during the week, But where do the non-work priorities from your list apply? When auditing your calendar, be honest about whether you really existed at a non-working moment or were distracted by your work (or something else).
  3. Turn off the device.. One of the biggest temptations is to sneak work or other distractions into personal or family time when you turn on the phone and check email, text, or social media. Avoid using the device from time to time, especially when you are with loved ones or friends.Exists and makes they Priority.
  4. Act intentionally and seek accountability. Schedule an intentional time on your calendar to relax, exercise, read, listen to music, and recharge. Ask a trusted person to take responsibility for the weekly approach. Schedule intentional time with friends and loved ones. Give them your phone or turn it off and ask them to call you if you look distracted.
  5. Consider adopting a healthier version of FOMO. Fear of miss out It is a widely panned movement and can affect everyone. What happens if you look at FOMO differently? What if you were “feared” of a memorable moment with your friends and family? What if we are “worried” about not maximizing meaningful experiences in our lives? What if we become more worried that work may be the most important thing in our lives?

I don’t have all the answers to achieve the perfect balance between life and work, but I have the experience and insights I hope will help those who read this post. The cover photo above is from the last sunset in Sedona, Arizona a few weeks ago. I vividly remember that every moment of the special last day of our vacation ended with one of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. As the sun set behind the mountains, my family and I stood quietly and in awe. I know that we all felt an implicit gratitude for being together at that particular moment. Taste the moments of beauty with the people I love was all I thought of … and the work never exceeded my heart.

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