Managing Work/Family Balance – Planning Fun Activities Has Extra Benefits

Posted on: September 26th, 2012 by Accurate Auto Body Repair No Comments

If you’ve decided to work on improving your work/family balance, planning an event you can look forward to is a great mental strategy to try out. Studies have shown that having a fun goal that builds positive anticipation into your life can be as valuable as achieving the goal.

Here are two easy ways you can start using this method to enrich your day.

Start planning your next vacation today. Choose your next vacation destination right away and start working details around your trip into your week.

Are you off to Italy? Find some scenic photos of the cities you’re going to visit and put them up around the house and at work.

Are you going to make the trek to Machu Picchu in Peru? Sign up for a Spanish course so you can chat with the locals.

Are you going to make your dream of visiting the Big Apple come true? Spend some time learning about New York City history to give you a better feel for the neighborhoods you’ll be visiting.

A practical bonus of advanced planning for your next trip is you will likely be able to get the best deals on airfare, hotels and other related expenses. Planning ahead also gives you a better chance to get the best tickets for events or a prime camping spot in your favorite outdoor destination.

Find ways to share a hobby that you’re passionate about. While work and family are often the two main areas of focus for most people, having a third major interest that you’re excited about is a key way to improve your overall feeling of well-being.

Are you a sports fan? Make watching your favorite team an event and invite your friends and family to share in the excitement.

Are you passionate about cooking? Schedule a formal monthly dinner and wow your closest friends with a full menu of new dishes.

What’s the best way you’ve found to improve your work/family balance? We’d love to have you share your thoughts in the comments section. Who knows? You may help a fellow reader with your insights!

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