A Different Way To measure Work Life Balance

Most people contemplate "Y" balance is important. Sadly, few deliver on it. "Y"?

Balance is often wrongly measured in time spent doing different things. I propose it’s more about the energy spent, not time. For example, we can’t exercise anywhere close to the hours we work each day. But we can make sure that we are consistently exercising every week, 20-60 minutes each time. And by consistently, I mean 3-5 days a week. Every week. All year long. Year after year.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. So where do we get the energy from? “Y” don’t we have the desire to keep up the pace that is required of us to be consistent? There is a universe of energy out there waiting for us to tap into it.

    I hope I’m right about the picture, too. 🙂

  2. David, yes, you nailed the location. Second, our desire (motivation) really is like a fire. It constantly needs fuel. Same analogy for our bodies. We eat a meal, in a few hours, we need more. Motivation/desire is no different.

    The downside is we can ignore the lack of motivation. We can’t ignore the lack of food.

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