Thursday, July 14, 2011

My simple approach to life balance

In First Aid, what do you do when you are confronted with someone who has a blocked airway, breathing difficulties, bleeding, and a very painful broken leg following a car accident.  If you are anxious and a bit of a "perfectionist", you will probably want to address all of these issues all at once.  If you have this mindset, you will be overwhelmed and feel like you do not have enough time.

How many of us say to ourselves, "There is not enough time in the day"?  Hypothetically, if I am able to give you another 24hours in the day, will you, overtime, have the same feeling?.....????maybe.

So in order to be calm and effective at dealing with this problem, we need to have a system of priorities and that is, to sort out AirwayBreathingCirculation and then, the broken leg.  There is no point having a straight beautiful leg and not survive.

So what I would like you to consider, is to apply this same principle to your everyday life.

A.......look after yourself, your family and your relationship with them
B.......then sort out your work issues
C.......then everything else

At the end of the day, if there is a pile of everything else, then as long as A+B are reasonably okay, then you can relax to some extent.

Remember, "having no time" is a mindset, and hence, can be changed. 

Food for thought.
Until next time.

Dr Vin
Family Doctor

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