Is Your ‘To Do’ List Balanced With Your ‘To Be’?

The demands on your professional performance are increasing, and the lines between personal and work time are blurring.  If you are also the primary caretaker for children or elders at home your responsibilities are even more challenging and complicated.

Wherever you are in your career and life the demands on your time are probably high, and your priorities and actions are sometimes in response rather than planned and deliberate.  This is often the case in our fast moving world, but really getting ahead means consciously and purposefully identifying your goals and what gives your life meaning.  Know what truly matters in your life, create a road map, overcome roadblocks and gain momentum.  In partnering with the best matched therapist your “To Do” list will be balanced with your “To Be” intentions.

A state of constantly being on the clock can have a dramatic impact on your physical and mental well-being.  It is estimated that 90% of visits to health care professionals are stress related.  The consequences of pushing yourself to the edge of both physical and mental health are many.  As stress levels continue to rise, you may find that you are more reactive than proactive to the normal ups and downs of life.  The stress that results from a lack of balance in your life can lead to quick fixes that are less than ideal for your overall health and well being.

The abuse of alcohol, drugs, seeking affairs and other destructive behaviors are all common ways of attempting to regulate stress, and take the edge off a rough day.  When people are overly burdened they tend to turn toward what feels better in the short-term.  Longer term these solutions are unsustainable and the price of continuing these coping behaviors are many.

An excellent therapist will help you make changes that make a difference in how you manage your life.  You will learn to identify and become aware of your unhelpful thought patterns, discover how you can better relate to yourself and others, and manage your stress and priorities.  Finding balance and creating a plan where your current lifestyle is aligned with your goals, and integrated with your desires, is an ongoing process as your life and work circumstances change.

Your matched therapist will successfully partner with our clients to help them define what the best-lived life is for them.  The impact of your past experiences, how you view your life now, and hopes for the future will be matched with your inner resources for a positive impact on both your happiness and bottom-line.

Questions for Thought

Below are a few questions that are intended to help you consider your personal situation more closely.  A well-matched, expert therapist can provide the help and the answers you need.

  • Are you happy with the amount of time you spend working?
  • How often do you take work home with you in a week?
  • How many hours a week do you work at home?
  • Do you find yourself thinking about work when you are engaged in non-work activity?
  • Have you ever turned down a social engagement because you had to work?
  • How often do you exercise in a week?
  • Do you work so much that exercise just does not fit into your schedule?
  • How would you describe your eating habits?
  • Do your loved ones complain about the amount of time you work?
  • Do you spend most of your time doing what you love?
  • How would you describe your sleep hygiene?
  • How often do you check your work email while at home?
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