When you look at normal work life balance tips, the normal advice centres around three things:

1. Delegating activity
2. Eliminating activity
3. Doing what you do better.

In fact, my business revolves around showing how to do what you do better.

There are also a few simple things that you can do which make a big difference using a more holistic approach. Your mental attitude, feeling a sense of happiness can often make you physically healthier, more energetic, more productive.

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How many of these four actions do you do daily?

1. Plan Your Big Three
Take 5 minutes every day to plan your top 3 most important tasks to finish for the day. See your day in a big picture way.

2. Schedule A Break
Pick a time when you pick yourself up and walk away. Use this time to go for a walk outside for example. Just get your body moving

3. Think About What You're Grateful For
Nothing breeds balance like gratitude. A few minutes of thinking about what you are grateful for each day can make you a happier person.

4. Think of What's Important
Like expressing gratitude, remembering what is most important to you will help to keep your life balanced. Take a few minutes every day and think about what motivates you. It will make your work easier to do, and your home easier to come back to.

Written by Debbie Mayo-Smith www.debbiespeaks.com, One of New Zealand's most in-demand speakers and trainers. Debbie works with businesses that want more effective staff. For more tips and business ideas sign up for her free monthly newsletter www.successis.co.nz/newsletternzh