We are all increasingly aware of the need to gain balance in our lives, especially a balance between work and other aspects of our lives. This is especially important as the demands at work increase and we get drawn into spending more and more time at work.

Take stock of your own sense of life balance. Is it OK, or does it need some changes?

Clearly you need to start with doing some kind of life audit, in the sense of reviewing the current state of your work-life balance. This does not need to be a big thing, and can simply be thinking through these questions when you have some time on a train or a bus.

1. What is the current state of affairs?
2. How do you feel about your work life and personal life?
3. Where do you spend your time now – typically?
4. How do you feel about that?

Alchemy – Six steps to balance

My best wishes, Paul