Work life balance is a term that’s bandied around a lot these days, with some positive results in some areas. If you’re lucky enough to work for a company that genuinely recognises the need for employees to balance their work with their outside commitments then you could be in a very good position to enjoy a rewarding working life in a corporate environment.
I love this time of year. The nights are drawing in and the trees are looking beautiful. We can look forward to log fires, hot soup and cosy evenings in. Then, in the not too distant future - Christmas - a time for peace, celebration, joy and goodwill to all men.
We usually know when our boundaries are being crossed as our natural reaction is to get angry! It may be something that seems small, like someone answering their phone instead of giving us their full attention, or bigger when we are repeatedly insulted and undermined.
Gaining the competitive edge is something we all strive to achieve at some point in our lives. Gaining qualifications at school or university, being the best you can in your sporting life and achieving your own personal and business life goals, are all helped by forming a competitive edge.
Imagine living in a world where people are living their dreams, creating their goals through their passions and sustaining a healthy ecological lifestyle all at the same time. Have we become so dis-connected that we have fallen into a slumber, forgotten our dreams - our passions dimmed to a tiny spark.
It is now widely accepted that increased self-awareness can improve both people’s psychological health and their relationships in their personal and professional lives. Indeed, it is this that is used as the basis for many, if not all theories of counselling, psychotherapy and other self-development approaches.