Focus Your Values on How to Balance Life and Work


Life Balance CoachingHow to Balance Life and Work

Balance can be seen as “consciously creating a life that reflects your personal values.” This is the key to work-life balance as you cannot balance your time equally or spend all your time in your top priority.


The key is to understand that your intepretation of balance is completely dependent on your values, and the life you envision building.


1. To begin creating balance in your, take some time to focus on what you value most. Rank the following items in order of importance: 1 = most important and 20 = least important.


__ Job

__ Exercise

__ Children

__ Spouse/Partner

__ Friends

__ Church

__ Physical Health

__ Emotional/Mental Health

__ Climate/Geography

__ Money

__ Social Activities

__ Social Status

__ Appearance

__ Food

__ Clothing

__ House/Apartment

__ Co-Workers

__ Meditation

__ Myself

__ Hobbies

__ Relaxation (Type_______)

__ Other:

List your top 5 from above:

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2. Now, draw a circle on a page. Think of this as a pie divided into slices representing the time you spend on each activity. Draw slices on your pie showing where you spend your time during the day. (ie., work, family, spouse, health, exercise, etc.)


3. Compare your pie chart with your values. Are there any discrepancies? Does your pie chart reflect your values? If not, what needs to change to reduce those discrepancies?


Work life balance coaching can help you shift your life into meaningful balance. Contact us if you feel overwhelmed and could use an objective perspective.


Contact one of our Houston counselors for help on how to balance work and life. Our therapists are available for face to face sessions as online therapy sessions in limited areas.

To get started now give us a call to schedule an appointment at 832-559-2622 or schedule an appointment online.


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Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
Rachel’s passion is to help people discover their personal gifts and strengths to achieve self-acceptance, create a healthy relationship with food, mind and body, and find meaning and fulfillment in work and life roles. She helps people create nurturance and healing from within to restore balance and enoughness and overcome binge eating, emotional eating, anxiety, depression and lack of career fulfillment.

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