Proportioning Work and Life

If you had to choose, which would you give up?

Relationships.

Health.

Work.

Let’s say we put more life into the equation than work. In doing so, we may strengthen our relationships and live a healthy lifestyle, but we risk losing our jobs and not making ends meet.

Meanwhile, if we spend more time at work than we do at home, we might have a better standard of living with fewer money problems, but we risk damaging our relationships and become prone to an unhealthy lifestyle.

Consequently, neither one is good without the other.

Since we’re limited on time, proportioning is a deliberate choice.

Pick up shifts on your day off.

Taking a personal day.

Making plans with a friend.

Since proportion means adjustable, it suits each person differently – and changes during different stages of one’s life.

For instance, some may value family time more and therefore proportion work less. It might look something like this: 45% relationships, 30% work, and 25% health. While, someone else’s might look like: 50% work, 25% health, and 25% relationships.

What’s proportioned for you is how you define success.