I want to share with you four signs that your life is not in proper balance because if you’re not in balance, you won’t feel confident.
Not Feeling Productive
The first sign that your life is out of balance is if you’re not really being very productive. There’s a four letter word that I particularly hate and that is busy. It’s the worst word you could possibly use when you run your own business because busy doesn’t necessarily mean productive and often times when your life is out of balance you’re focusing all of your time and attention on all the wrong things and that’s what keeps you busy but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are actually achieving anything. When you’re more balanced then you tend to have more ability to prioritize and you get things done when the need to get done. If you find that you’re not being productive perhaps that’s a sign that you have to get more balance into your life.
Working Too Long
The second clue that your life might not be in balance when it comes to work in particular is that you tend to work longer and longer hours. You know what I’m talking about. I’m so guilty of doing this in the past and it’s something that I really try and work on. It’s related to the first point that if you are too busy and you’re not prioritizing properly and you’re not being productive then you have to play catch up so you have to spend more time at work to get the things done that you needed to get done. If you find that you are staying late at work late that’s probably a sign that your life is not in balance.
Increased Stress and Anxiety
The third sign that your life might not be in balance is an increase in stress and anxiety. It stands to reason if your life is not in balance you’re not being as productive as you should be you’re not prioritizing things properly you’re spending hours at work not getting anything done. No wonder you’re feeling stressed and anxious. Stress and anxiety is not conducive to your confidence. If you’re feeling stressed and anxious it probably means, you guessed it, you’re life is not in balance.
Increased Sick Days
The fourth clue that your life is not in balance is an increase in sick days. If your body is taking strain and you’re finding that you’re struggling to get out of bed you develop a cough you develop aches and pains you’re generally not feeling well. It’s no wonder if you’ve got all of this stress and anxiety you’re working really late into the night you’re not sleeping as much as you should you’re not being as productive as you possibly could. No wonder your body is going to start taking strain and we all know that when a body is not well then the rest of our lives doesn’t feel well either. And that is going to impact your confidence in a huge way.
If you’re suffering with any of those then focus on where the balance is off kilter in your life and start to put more energy and effort into those places where balance is lacking. I guarantee you when you have a more balanced life you’ll have more confidence.
Here’s some work life balance tips that helped me a lot last year. Hopefully they help you, too!