Work, Life, where is the balance? Part Two

Hello there!

Jumping straight back in where I left off, on Saturday, here is the rest of my ‘treat’ list.

  1. If the first two suggestions aren’t your cup of tea, then how about a relaxing beauty treatment? Check out the friendly ladies at North London based Alternatives Hair and Beauty, see Again if you are watching the pennies, then keep an eye out for special offers. Anyone who is on Twitter will already be aware that I visit Alternatives and am more than happy with the service I receive.
  2. Going for walks, obviously benefits us in many ways, see The City of London’s website, or Visit London’s website,
  3. Enrolling on courses – residential and non- residential may seem like work. However depending on the course, a short summer course or one over a few terms,  can benefit your mind/body/soul and your business. If you think about it, if you are happy, then you become more productive. Maybe instead of going for a course that relates to your work, how about choosing a course for something that you have always wanted to do. See, for inspiration. Remember to look back at the blogs- Free Can be Fantastic parts one and two about free courses. I plan to study with Fircroft College, see This is a supportive specialist, mostly residential college whose course range covers subjects for those who have been out of education for a while, through to clients who need management and coaching qualifications. They work closely with the voluntary sector.
  1.  Speaking of voluntary work, this can be extremely therapeutic. We spend a great deal of time trying to make a living, when we could make a life. Little changes can make our own lives better, and the lives of those around us. I am always checking out for volunteering ideas, See I have recently chosen to work with Mencap.

Although I used the word ‘treat’ to talk about giving myself a reward for my hard work, in the end it is how we treat (look after) ourselves that count towards having a good work life balance. Following the practical tips suggested in the Mental Health Guide and finding our own way of switching off, can only be a good thing. The suggestions I have made may not appeal to you, but hopefully they have inspired you to not only think about the work- life balance, and actually do something about it.

Take Care,



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