We feel that the term work-life balance is a mislabeling. It implies that work is not a part of life.
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We think the concept creates an unrealistic expectation. It may have been fine a generation or two ago, but work-life balance doesn’t work now.
We like the term life sync. Strive for harmony by syncing up the various areas of your life.
And always look for synergy, the BIGG idea behind BIGG success.
BIGG success is life on your own terms. You create your own custom life blend. It’s the perfect mix of both your personal and professional lives, along with all the various parts of each of them.
So let’s talk about 5 ways to have a winner’s weekend. BIGG goal-getters are givers. But today, we want to focus on YOU.
You need to make sure you’re taking care of you too. It’s how you stay invigorated and energized for the BIGG work you’re doing. So we’re going to use an acronym to describe the winner’s weekend:
R is for Read
Don’t read the stuff you always read. Winners open themselves up to new ideas and escape to different worlds.
So relive a great moment in history through the words of an author. Read a great work of fiction to expand your mind to things you’ve never experienced.
E is for Experience
Get out and enjoy the wonderful world around you, and experience nature in all her majesty. Whether it be sunny or rainy, take a moment to be awed. Go for a walk along a river, lake, or ocean.
Admire some great works of art. Study them. Get inside the artist’s head.
And don’t forget the music – take in some awesome music that stirs your soul.
L is for Love
We said this weekend was largely about you. But you won’t be whole if you don’t share some of yourself with others.
And don’t forget that love is also a verb. So show the people closest to you how much you love them.
Love grows when you give it away, at least if you love the right people. So give your love to expand your heart and the hearts of the most important people in your life.
A is for Activity
Get out from behind your computer. Turn off the TV. Go do something you love to do.
Better yet, do something you loved to do when you were a kid.
Get out your Frisbie. Play some wiffle ball.
What did you do when you were a kid? Bring back your child-like nature to expand your creativity and exercise your body.
X is for eXorcise
(Yes, we know – we cheated a little here. But c’mon – X words are tough!).
Take some time to exorcise those things that will hold you back.
Are you angry with someone about something? Forget about it. If you don’t, they win.
Holding a grudge? Forgive them.
Do you have regrets? Stop thinking about it. If you don’t, you’ll have more to regret tomorrow.
Also take this time to get rid of your inner demons. You know – those things that you tell yourself when things don’t go as expected. Fight them now while you’re strong. Remind yourself of your strengths and your successes.
You may have noticed as you read this post – the winner’s weekend is good for your mind, your soul, your heart, your body, and your humanity.
So RELAX for your BIGG success!
What invigorates you? How will you RELAX this weekend?
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