Create a Healthy Work-Life Balance with Resilience

Healthy Work-Life Balance: Is It Possible?

It’s no question – we all want to create a healthy work-life balance! In the Resilience Dynamic’s experience, our clients and colleagues want to have both wellbeing and high performance at work, without compromising either.

However, what our clients and colleagues experience is that in every area of their life, especially work, there is not a healthy balance between wellbeing and performance, but rather a conflict. This is so normal that it often goes unnoticed by our clients, and they don’t expect anything else. They see this tension and conflict across all areas of their lives, and as a result it becomes difficult to create a healthy work-life balance; instead just trying to navigate the lines in between as best they can.

Noticing this conflict in yourself or your organisation, and focusing on improving your personal resilience (or that of your people) can be the key to finding a healthy work-life balance.  

Do You Notice a Conflict Between Wellbeing and Performance?

Consider these 3 examples of how the conflict between wellbeing and performance can present itself. Are any familiar to you? Your team? Your organisation?

  • The organisation requiring you to work long, long hours for prolonged periods to prove you are worthy of a senior management position.
  • The younger generations who may expect not to work long hours, leaving their organisation dismayed at their lack of drive.
  • The parent juggling between career and family, putting aside their own wellbeing because there’s not enough time for it.

You may be creating the conditions for this conflict between wellbeing and performance. Or, you could be operating from a confirmation bias that this conflict is the only way to live. As a result, you neither negate it nor set up the conditions to live differently. 

How Can Resilience Help Make a Difference to Work-Life Balance?

Resilience brings about both wellbeing and high performance, without compromising either. You can have both – creating a healthy work-life balance.

Resilience is your ability to adapt, and it can be learned by anyone: yourself, your team, your organisation. To learn resilience means embracing beliefs, skills, attitudes and a day-to-day practice. This integrates your ability to be present, your energy, your learning capability and the meaning in life that you draw on for your motivation. These are the key enablers of resilience. 

Achieving that integration isn’t complicated. It just takes giving it a go – beginning to focus on resilience, and then being consistent with that focus. The Resilience Dynamic witnesses how complicated it is on one side of a resilience ‘gateway’ and how simple it is once you pass through. You can feel at ease and perform exceptionally on the other side. 

A healthy work-life balance won’t happen if you park resilience on the sidelines. You need to bring resilience centre stage!

Our Dashboard technology solutions and expert team of coaches are here to enable healthy high performance for all. Click here to discover how you can invest in resilience for yourself, your team or your organisation.

Author: Jenny Campbell Founder and CEO of the Resilience Dynamic

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