Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Balancing work & life

a Biblical thought...
That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That's why we have the saying, "If you're going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God." (1 Cor 1:31)

a Book thought...
The central Christian affirmation is that what the creator God has done in Jesus Christ, and supremely in his resurrection, is what he intends to do for the whole world. (p103 Wright)
a Dave thought...
Here is the top ten rules from The Age to balancing work, family & lifestyle commitments...

1. Work out what matters
2. Know your entitlements
3. Negotiate an agreement
4. Schedule your time
5. Learn to say ‘no’
6. Ask for help
7. Be web savvy
8. Look after your health
9. Focus on end results
10. Take time out for you

Although they are not perfect I would currently live by eight out of ten of these (not 2 & 3) at the moment. As burnout is becoming more and more popular in the workplace in our culture it is important we each work out what our strengths and weaknesses are when it comes to life. You may want to only live by six of these, it is up to you, but I encourage you to do an inventory of your life on the ten and ask yourself what else is worth implementing so you can last the journey.

Just a thought.

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