work life balanceDo you believe in work life balance?

In my new book, The Artful Marketer: The Fundamental Business Guide for Creative Entrepreneurs,  I share a checklist that helps you to work through where you feel in or out of balance in your life. I have discovered that my clients often fail to celebrate or acknowledge what they are doing well.

Below, you will find a series of statements about the current state of your business and your life. Answer the statements with “always,” “sometimes,” or “never.” Take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate the good habits you already have in place. This list is not intended to be comprehensive. It’s intended to be a snapshot of the most important balls that you want to keep juggling.

As you go through the list, notice how you feel about each statement. If a negative thought comes to the surface, acknowledge it and let it go. It’s just a thought, not a reality. Nothing on this list is impossible to establish in your life. Pay special attention to the statements that you have resistance to. Again, just notice them and ask yourself, “Why am I feeling so much resistance?”

 

work life balance checklist

When it comes to balancing life and work, what are you doing well?

Reflecting back on your responses, notice any trends. Are you doing a great job of taking care of yourself at home but avoiding work? Are you so focused on work you have forgotten you have a personal life?

Work Life Balance Journaling Prompts

Take out your journal or some blank sheets of paper. Grab some markers or your favorite pen and let’s dig a little deeper into your experience of balance. You will find the checklist above and the questions below in your companion workbook. You can download them http://www.mindfulpatterns.com/artful-marketer-book and print them out.

What is your Truth about being out of balance? Pick three areas from the checklist that you would like to improve and answer the following three questions for each statement.

  • What is the Impact of being out of balance in this area, and how it is affecting your life and/or your business?
  • What is the most powerful DECISION you need to make?
  • What is one ACTION you will take and by when?

I would love for you to share your celebrations or challenges in the comments below!