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I’ll admit it. I’m not a big fan of exercising. So when I find an exercise activity that I enjoy, it’s a wonderful thing. For example, I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy walking on my treadmill desk. It’s the perfect way to start the day.
I also enjoy Pilates. In particular, I love Pilates with the jumpboard workout. I never had a trampoline as a kid, so this is my fun time. That’s why I couldn’t help but smile when I saw this Time Well Spent cartoon from our friends at Kronos. It reminded me that finding fun time or “me” time is incredibly important.
Even when we enjoy our work, we have to find time for ourselves. Whether that’s exercise, reading a book, watching a movie or playing a game, we need to have balance. I do realize there’s a great debate taking place about work / life balance and work / life integration. I’ve always felt this was a very personal decision. What works and doesn’t work for me is probably different from what works for other people.
Bottom-line: If we want to have balance, then we have to figure out how to define what balance means to us. And, we have to be able to articulate it so others can support it.