Now once we've achieved a good balance between work time and life time, we want to consider a second balance, which is during the life time, what is the balance between our personal activities and family activities? And when I say family, I'm thinking of loved ones here. Some people achieve a really good balance in their life time but put too much time into one or the other, meaning they spend all of that extra time on just their own activities, or they spend all of their time just with loved ones or their family.
How can we achieve a better balance? First of all, write down what you feel your ratio is between the two. Is it two to one, three to one? Write that down. Now, what can we do to get a better balance, a more healthy ratio between personal and family time? First, if you want to increase the amount of personal time that you have, ask yourself, "What do you do for fun?" Many people have begun so absorbed in their careers, they've forgotten how to have fun. If you can't think of the answer, ask yourself, "What did you used to like to do to have fun?" What were your hobbies, maybe when you were a child? Now, on the family side, this is a great opportunity to go to your loved ones and ask them, "How can I give myself "the best of who I am during that time? "How would you like to see more of me during this time?" That will be a real eye-opening conversation and bring you closer together.
So, write down one action, what's one thing that you can take to achieve a better ratio between your personal time and your family time.