It is starting to feel as if we are turning a corner with the pandemic, and restrictions are lifting across the country. Where we still encourage everyone to stay safe and make good choices, we also want to recognize the need to start focusing on ourselves, and finding a healthy work and life balance. There is time for INTENSITY and a time for FUN.
Work and Life Balance
INTENSITY and FUN may seem like two completely opposite things, but they are not. To get the most out of life, they go together. Many people intentionally try to create a sense of separation between their working hours (INTENSITY) and life outside of work (FUN). One is pain and one is pleasure. That is the myth of work-life balance. At the end of the day, it is just not possible.
Purpose & Happiness in Work and Life
Our life, work, commitments, and activities that bring a collective sense of purpose and happiness is always very much ours to uniquely shape and adjust throughout our lives. We can create a life in which values, actions, giving back, and personal growth exist in harmony. If we release the notion of a good/bad binary, we can unlock our happiness throughout our lives rather than one part of it. Creating the two extremes is what can lead to our stress.
We shouldn’t wait to have FUN until we get home. We shouldn’t apply INTENSITY only to our work. Both should be applied equally throughout our days and lives so that we can get the most out of both. This should represent the new balance we are trying to achieve which is dynamic, not static.
Be in the Moment & Have Fun
Winning Smart is more than that reaching the finish line first. It is about enjoying the competition and being in the moment. Take time to celebrate with your team and unlock the FUN. We know that INTENSITY is a trait for the best leaders. As you watch the upcoming Olympics, look closely at who is also having FUN. They are usually the ones with the medals around their necks.
When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. ~ Joe Namath