Do you struggle too much for too little?

Achieving a life that balances the pleasures and demands of work and life has never been easy. Finding that balance is, paradoxically, often a matter of asking the right questions. It also depends to a great deal on our understanding of when ‘enough’ is truly enough. Often it pays to do less in order to achieve more.

The Art of creating balance in life is directly connected to how we deal with problems. Are you spending most of your time being occupied with the process of doing things? Or do you focus on the substance, the real issues? By focusing on the ‘substance’, I mean do you commit some time and imaginative thinking to identifying what is the real problem?

Let me give you an example: Lets say you have a problem with managing your time. You can obsess about it, complain about it, you can decide to delegate more, and prioritize better and struggle to reach the balance you seek.

Or you can start by addressing the root, the substance of the problem – the real issue is not only that you don’t have enough time, but how you feel about not having enough time. Not having enough time creates stress. This in term impairs your decisions making, your productivity, your happiness, your creativity – in short you struggle a lot and achieve less then you would like to. Try changing the question: instead of how can I manage my time better, ask yourself how can I feel less stressed and happier. By changing the question you immediately have created space for a whole lot of different answers.

10% of life is what we do and 90% is how we feel about it.

Connecting to the way we FEEL about something is the most effective way I know to find substantial solutions, struggle less and achieve more.

Ask yourself first of all, what is the real issue? Secondly, how do I feel about this? Third, how can I shift my perception? Then ask yourself, what will I do differently? This will save you time and effort whatever the issue.

With my best wishes for your success,

Christiane Pohl

Author:. Christiane specialises in coaching Executives and their teams with managing change, achieving their objectives and developing their soft skills for lasting success.She is an EMCC accredited Leadership Coach & Mentor with a professional background of over 25 years experience as Senior Manager in internat... Go Deeper | Website

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