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Balance Of Life

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by Vysan, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Vysan

    Vysan Gold IL'ite

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    Dear Srinik,

    Agreed in full... No doubts about it....
     
  2. Shanvy

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    [FONT=arial, helvetica][FONT=arial, helvetica][SIZE=-1][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]For all those who want to know if you have balanced yourself..check out the quiz..


    I find myself spending more and more time on work-related projects.
    <input value="True" radio="" name="1. Work-related projects" type="radio">True
    <input value="False" radio="" name="1. Work-related projects" type="radio">False
    I often feel I don’t have any time for myself -- or for my family and friends.
    <input value="True" radio="" name="2. No time for self" type="radio">True
    <input value="False" radio="" name="2. No time for self" type="radio">False
    No matter what I do, it seems that often every minute of every day is always scheduled for something.
    <input value="True" radio="" name="3. Every minute scheduled" type="radio">True
    <input value="False" radio="" name="3. Every minute scheduled" type="radio">False
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    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]Sometimes I feel as though I've lost sight of who I am and why I chose this job/career.
    <input value="True" radio="" name="4. Lost sight of who I am" type="radio">True
    <input value="False" radio="" name="4. Lost sight of who I am" type="radio">False
    I can’t remember the last time I was able to find the time to take a day off to do something fun -- something just for me.
    <input value="True" radio="" name="5. Take a day off" type="radio">True
    <input value="False" radio="" name="5. Take a day off" type="radio">False
    I feel stressed out most of the time.
    <input value="True" radio="" name="6. Stressed out" type="radio">True
    <input value="False" radio="" name="6. Stressed out" type="radio">False
    I can’t even remember the last time I used all my allotted vacation and personal days.
    <input value="True" radio="" name="7. Vacation/personal days" type="radio">True
    <input value="False" radio="" name="7. Vacation/personal days" type="radio">False
    It sometimes feels as though I never even have a chance to catch my breath before I have to move on to the next project/crisis.
    <input value="True" radio="" name="8. Catch my breath" type="radio">True
    <input value="False" radio="" name="8. Catch my breath" type="radio">False
    I can’t remember the last time I read -- and finished -- a book that I was reading purely for pleasure.
    <input value="True" radio="" name="9. Reading for pleasure" type="radio">True
    <input value="False" radio="" name="9. Reading for pleasure" type="radio">False
    I wish I had more time for some outside interests and hobbies, but I simply don’t.
    <input value="True" radio="" name="10. Outside interests" type="radio">True
    <input value="False" radio="" name="10. Outside interests" type="radio">False
    I often feel exhausted -- even early in the week.
    <input value="True" radio="" name="11. Feel exhausted" type="radio">True
    <input value="False" radio="" name="11. Feel exhausted" type="radio">False
    I can’t remember the last time I went to the movies or visited a museum or attended some other cultural event.
    <input value="True" radio="" name="12. Cultural event" type="radio">True
    <input value="False" radio="" name="12. Cultural event" type="radio">False
    I do what I do because so many people (children, partners, parents) depend on me for support.
    <input value="True" radio="" name="13. Depend for support" type="radio">True
    <input value="False" radio="" name="13. Depend for support" type="radio">False
    I’ve missed many of my family’s important events because of work-related time pressures and responsibilities.
    <input value="True" radio="" name="14. Missed events" type="radio">True
    <input value="False" radio="" name="14. Missed events" type="radio">False
    I almost always bring work home with me.
    <input value="True" radio="" name="15. Bring work home" type="radio">True
    <input value="False" radio="" name="15. Bring work home" type="radio">False

    [/SIZE][/FONT] Now the scoring

    Giving your 1 point for each "true".each true indicates you need to change your lifestyle..



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    [/SIZE][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif] [FONT=arial, helvetica][FONT=arial, helvetica][SIZE=-1]If you scored… [/SIZE][/FONT][/FONT]
    <table width="340"> <tbody><tr> <td valign="top" width="25">[FONT=arial, helvetica][SIZE=-1] 0-2[/SIZE][/FONT]</td> <td>[FONT=arial, helvetica][SIZE=-1] Your life is in pretty good balance; just be sure to do what you can to guard that balance. [/SIZE][/FONT]</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="25">[FONT=arial, helvetica][SIZE=-1] 3-5[/SIZE][/FONT]</td> <td>[FONT=arial, helvetica][SIZE=-1] Your work/life balance is teetering on the edge; now is the time to make changes before the problems overwhelm you. [/SIZE][/FONT]</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="25">[FONT=arial, helvetica][SIZE=-1] 5+ [/SIZE][/FONT]</td> <td>[FONT=arial, helvetica][SIZE=-1] Your life is out of balance; you need to take immediate action to make changes in your work and your life before things start crashing around you. [/SIZE][/FONT]</td> </tr> </tbody></table> ​
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  3. Shanvy

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    hi veda,

    Good one. I seriously thank your boss for bringing the change where i could not do after umpteen number of tries...:-(
    balance whether at home or at work place is very important. the moment your priorities are defined, the balance automatically sets in..
     
  4. Vysan

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    Hi Shan,

    Thanks for peeping in..... You know IS.... I have to thank him for helping me.... That too at the right time....

    Thanks to you... for the understanding and helping me to balance....
     
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    Veda,

    Wonderful blog.Your boss must be so wise in giving u this advise, and u aer wiser to accept it.

    I too work only till 7 in the evenings,sundays off totally.Regards.kamal
     
  6. Vysan

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    Dear Kamalji,

    Thanks for peeping in.... Yes, I have very high regards for him, even now, almost after 7-8 yrs after leaving that co.... I have learnt a lot from him...

    Aap kidhar hai, Hum kidhar hai Janap... Elephant and Ant....... Great.....
     

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