A big part of the work I do revolves around helping people find balance not only in their careers but in their lives. Often, professional life and personal life get put into two separate categories, and treated as separate entities. Almost as if you’re one person from nine to five, and another person from dusk ‘till dawn.
You can’t segregate your personal and professional selves completely if you want to be happy and fulfilled. Eventually, those two selves will intersect; when they do, will it be a pleasant meeting? Or will it be a clash of opposites?
I often use a tool called the Clean Sweep Program to help my clients get on track in both their personal and professional lives. This tool consists of a list of 100 items divided into four categories: Physical Environment, Health and Emotional Balance, Money, and Relationships. You start by checking off each one of the 25 statements in each category which applies to you. Then, you plot your answers on a chart which allows you to see, clearly, where your imbalances lie. Once the assessment is complete, the program gives you tools to help you fill in the weak points and regain balance in the areas where you’re a little shaky.
Now, I don’t use this tool exclusively, and I certainly don’t think it’s a substitute for the personalized advice and exercises a Coach can give. But it’s a good vantage point from which to start looking at your life as a whole, rather than daytime and nighttime halves.
Spring is a great time to undertake a self-evaluation program like Clean Sweep, because it’s a time of refreshment and renewal. As the old energy of winter fades away, and new growth blossoms, it’s natural to want to clean out your closet, so to speak, and establish newer, healthier habits.
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