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Tackling work crisis

columns Updated: Jun 25, 2013 00:17 IST
PP Wangchuk

When it comes to work-life management, one can’t ignore one for the other. Because, life is where work is; and work is where life is.

A research firm, Catalyst, says one who can’t manage life can’t manage work too. And, one who can manage good work at his/her workplace can bring life alive at home. At times, when one finds it impossible to do all things at hand, one has to prioritise the workload. That is how successful people manage their career and yet have a healthy and successful private life.

Leading a positive private life has its positive reflection at one’s workplace. But one has to be careful and must understand work-life situation is not mere balancing. For, balancing could leave both incomplete and unsatisfactory.

Successful people are familiar with what the author of ‘3 Rules to Work By’, Elizabeth Grace Saunders, remarked, “How do I structure my life to be at peace with who I am, and comfortable with what I am doing and not doing.”

To be comfortable with ‘doing or not doing’ is what you call the art of managing by prioritising your work at home and office.

If you succeed, then you will definitely sing in the words of Oprah Winfrey,” You can have it all, you can’t have it all at once.”

True, at times when you go out of the way to achieve something big, it may derail your equation with life; but that would be just a temporary phenomenon. But the result thereof could be great; and your private and official life will get a huge boost. Never forget just as bad work leads to bad results, good work leads to good results.

And one must keep in mind that all that you do at home or out of home are closely integrated in terms of output. If you are good in office, you could be invariably good at home too. After all, it is the same mind, soul and body at either end.