The differences between young and old are obvious, especially when it comes to work-life balance. If you’re dealing with young people, you’ve certainly noticed that they tick differently than the older generation. If you are perhaps one of the “youngster” yourself, then you will have noticed this among the older people in your environment as well.
Misunderstandings are the order of the day. “I just meant it well“, we often get to hear. And good-meant is not necessarily good power.
This is particularly noticeable in the business environment. Other things became suddenly important. Collaboration is completely different and far more difficult than before. We talk past each other … The consequences are clear to all of us: pure stress.
The young people of today grew up in a completely different time. Thus they have a different value system than the older generation. These values are often very subtle and slumber beneath the surface. Nevertheless, they are the motivators. They determine what is important to us. They determine how we act and what we do.
For this reason, what is meant by work-life balance and how it is to be lived is often completely different.
Here are 3 tips on how to achieve work-life balance
- Life consists of more than just work and life. Our areas of life are health, family, friends, personal development (e.g. hobbies), spirituality and of course work. Plan TIME for each of these areas and mark this time in your calendar.
- Write down what is really important to you in each area of your life. For example, to reach your target weight in the area of health, to eat healthily, to take at least 10,000 steps per day, etc. For each area of life, think about what it is exactly and write it down. This list may grow and change.
- Reduce the disturbing factors. We know today that distraction is the biggest disruptive factor – and we find distraction today by Social Media & Co. simply and everywhere. Focus on what you are doing and what you have planned. And during this time your mobile phone may be 100% silent and switched to “mute”.
Especially for executives
A work-life balance lived by your employees not only increases their enjoyment of life, but also at least increases their performance at work in your company.
How can I put this into practice?
After a few units, clients who worked with me had fresh ideas for concrete plans and next steps, a new strategy and clear, manageable goals. And their work-life balance also came back. With mental techniques for physical health, we unleash innovative forces that inspire you and your employees.
Thomas W. Albrecht works with people who give full speed and are at the point of changing their thinking patterns and putting them on the road to success.
He is a speaker, author, coach and mentor, as well as a member of the Austrian Trade Association and the Austrian Business Forum for Managers. From his many years of experience as an executive and as an entrepreneur, he knows what it means to bear responsibility and to push the limits again and again.
Many of his clients work until they fall over, the house blessing is already crooked, the partner and their own children can hardly be seen, the stress is overwhelming and the limits of the excessive demands are exceeded.
It brings them back to their authenticity and joy of
“If you’re doing less of what hasn’t worked before and you’re looking for what’s working for you and your business, then you’ve come to the right place.” – Thomas W. Albrecht