WHAT ARE MY PRIORITIES ?
THE SPREAD OF THE COIONA VIRUS ACROSS THE GLOBE HAS CAUGHT EVERYONE UNAWARES, ALTHOUGH MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO SPEAK INTO GOVERNMENTS ABOUT THE FACT THAT A WORLD PANDEMIC WOULD OCCUR AT SOME STAGE - NOT IF!
The current 'Lockdown' of our lives, including the working life for most people other than 'front line' services has meant that our working lives has drawn to an abrupt halt!
For many, talking about our working lives has, up to now been either be exhilarating or depressing depending on what we do to fill our days. Not everyone has previously been able to find a job and there are many whose work comprises of what many would consider to be mundane jobs that in reality are very beneficial to the rest of society who rarely even think about them. There are also those who carry out voluntary work with much meaning.
However, it seems that for most people, discussing the work-life balance has, up to now, brought to mind scenes of visiting a psychologist or psychiatrist and starting a discussion about the meaning of life. It sounds like a very complicated concept and, for many people, it probably is.
BUT, it doesn’t have to be that way if we are prepared to stand back and ‘THINK’ about what our lives really amount to or mean.
THE CURRENT 'LOCKDOWN' OF OUR CITIES AND TOWNS HAS MEANT THAT NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, EVERYONE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IS HAVING TO REASSESS THE MEANING OF WORK AND THE MEANING OF LIFE.
I WONDER WHAT CONCLUSIONS MOST OF US WILL COME TO AS WE HAVE MOSTLY LIVED IN A GLOBAL WORLD WHERE EVERYTHING HAS BEEN MADE AVAILABLE AT ANY TIME FROM ACROSS THE WHOLE WORLD?
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE OF THE TIME WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO REASSESS THE MEANING OF OUR LIVES?
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A CHRISTIAN IN THE WORKPLACE?
MANY PEOPLE ASK THOSE WHO SAY THEY ARE CHRISTIANS - WHAT SHOULD DIFFERENTIATE YOU FROM ANYONE ELSE IN THE WORKLPLACE?
WORK / LIFE BALANCE?
Work-life balance basically refers to the proper prioritizing of an individual between his work or career and his personal life or lifestyle. You may hear other people talking about how they have to balance their work and family. Work-family balance is merely one of the many aspects of life many have to consider. The question is, which of the two aspects of life do people consider the most important?
IS IT ALL ABOUT ENJOYMENT AND SUCCESS
Interestingly, when people attempt to find a guru who can help with this concept, Work-Life-Balance is often described as being about achievement and enjoyment. These two concepts always seem to go together, meaning YOU cannot have feelings of fulfilment out of achieving something if YOU did not enjoy it, and YOU cannot enjoy doing something if YOU do not accomplish anything. These two, together, are often said to help an individual realise the full value of life. BUT IS THAT IT?
FOUR QUADRANTS OF LIFE
We will then hear people speak of the four quadrants of live – namely: Work, Family, Friends, and Self. All four are subject to both achievement and enjoyment. Work-life balance is then said to be when you can objectively say that you were able to achieve and enjoy something with your family and friends. When YOU were able to achieve and enjoy something for YOURSELF. When YOU were able to achieve something at work, doing a job that YOU enjoy doing.
IS THERE MORE TO LIFE?
Once again, do you notice it all seems to be mainly about YOU? Interesting isn’t it.
IS THERE MORE TO LIFE AND EXISTENCE AND IF SO WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO I FIND IT?
Before we begin to address this question and others, let’s go on to the next section below ……….
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