Balancing Personal and Professional Responsibilities


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Maintaining Balance in Life

Kay Wilhem, Consultant Psychiatrist, developed a presentation on maintain balance in the medial world. Here are a few key points from the presentation:

  • Keep a positive and optimistic attitude
  • Maintain close friends and intimate relationship
  • Enjoy leisure
  • Participate in regular exercise
  • Achieve job satisfaction
  • Spend time “not doing”
  • Be aware of what is happening in the present moment
  • Express emotions
  • Connect with your thoughts and feelings
  • Be proactive
  • Learn from experience
  • Do things other than work**
  • Learn to say “no” without feeling guilty**
  • Ask for help if you need it
  • Maintain healthy eating habits and get plenty of sleep
  • Let go of negative comments**

Balance at Work and Home

These are the questions you should ask yourself in order to develop more balance at work and home:

  • What would you do if you have more time?
  • What do you want to change?
  • What would you like it to be?
  • What’s stopping you?
  • Where can you start?
  • What are the barriers?
  • How can you reward yourself?

Investment Priorities for Ultimate Life Balance

• Body (diet, exercise, rest, GP)
• Mind (new ideas, creativity, journal)
• Spirit (meaning to life, rituals)
• Family and friends (network nurture, human capital)
• Community (social capital)
• Work (place, peers, keeping up)



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