To Be Happier and More Successful, Find Balance Between Life And Work

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Balance is key.

We tend to get swayed by the flow of our jobs and careers that we forget to live, and we begin to neglect the people who matter to us.

They say you cannot have a successful career and a happy life and vice versa and that you cannot manage to excel at both. This is wrong. Many a time, we have proven at some point that we can do two things at once and be successful at both—it is just a matter of focus and priority. If we really want something done, we make it happen, we find a way to make it work, and we don’t look for excuses.

Let us not forget that success means nothing if we have nothing to share it with. Therefore, if we want to be more successful, happy and productive, we must find the balance in everything we do. Never neglect your loved ones, your friends and family. At the end of the day, they will be the ones you can depend on, without question.

Read on below and consider the tips provided by Success.com and several people who are successful both professionally and personally. They are happier, too.

Do you have any other tips you’d like to share? Please let us know in the comment section.

How To: Balance Life and Work

Work-life balance has been a catchphrase for decades.

To better manage your time…

  • Track your time for a week.
  • Make a list of things you’d like to spend more time doing
  • Define success for yourself.
  • Manage technology.

Calvin Witcher

Who: Married father of four and a parent educator
Where: Los Angeles

Part of our lifestyle is committing to work that brings meaning to us and working only with people we like.

Russ Thornton

Who: Married (no kids) and a financial adviser at Wealthcare for Women
Where: Atlanta

My priority is my wife, who has a demanding career in marketing. When she returns after her long day, she receives my full attention.

Lauren Greutman

Who: Married mother of four and creator of IAmThatLady.com, which helps families lead full lives on a budget
Where: Syracuse, N.Y., area

With four children younger than 10, I have my hands full.

My husband and I hired a nanny for 20 hours per week and also employed a house cleaner. I could’ve used my time to either scrub my toilets or earn money; I chose money.

…More home and life balance means more success in every area of our lives.

–by Emma Johnson

To read the entire article, please go to Success.com.

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