3 Tips for Creating Work-Life Balance In The New Year.

How to live life with passion while also getting things done

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I have always been intrigued by the ideas of the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto. He observed in 1906 that for many phenomena, 20% of invested energy is responsible for 80% of the results. This important statistic reflects the value of conserving and balancing physical, mental, and spiritual resources as a means of reducing struggle, and suffering.

These are 3 tips I took from him and others I have studied.

  1. Learn the difference between what you want and what you need.
  2. The first thing you need to do each day is a simple personal discipline such as yoga, tai chi, prayers, meditation, and such.
  3. As you begin your workday focus on something that is emotionally fulfilling.

Doing these 3 things can add great meaning to your life.

In the late 1970s, I read the research of Professor Robert Karasek of the University of Lowell (now known as the University of Massachusetts Lowell). He had developed a method for analyzing stress-producing factors in the workplace and I was working at that time as a stress management consultant. Today, Karasek’s research has been widely employed to examine workplace pressures and their relationship with research data on coronary heart disease, musculoskeletal illnesses, psychological strain, and absenteeism. Karasek’s research showed that in situations where high demands and low control were forced on an individual the unwanted and unpleasant stress of work and other situations can become almost unbearable.

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I offer advice on the arts, innovation, self-improvement, life lessons, mental health, game theory strategies, and love. LewisCoaches.Medium.com

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