Posted: 16th January 2017
There is a lot of discussion on the importance of people having a good day at work, which is positive considering we are living and working longer and mental health within the UK is not where it needs to be at the moment.
Research is also highlighting that a good day at work isn’t necessarily determined by what happens at work, it is also impacted by the emotional and physically factors within our personal lives.
I realised a while back that for me to have a good day at work, having freedom to choose what and how I worked was key.
I achieved this at the beginning of 2015 when I started my own business, and now at the start of my 3rd year, I feel totally blessed that I have a life where I am free to choose what I do both personally and professionally.
Having the freedom to make the choices in my life that are right for me is something that I value and cherish.
However, for me to have achieved this freedom I had to have a plan in place to make sure certain areas in my life were where they needed to be. This meant creating a plan in 2013 that set out what my vision was going to be and outlining ‘bite sized’ actions that would allow me to achieve this over a two-year period.
I believe that to achieve whatever your desire in life is, it really helps to understand what this will look and feel like when you achieve it. Likewise, once you have your vision in mind, breaking this down into key actions and milestones, so it remains achievable and not overwhelming is key.
To help me understand what my vision was going to be, I got a very big piece of paper and colour pens and I asked myself the below question, which really helped me get in touch with what was important to me and gain some clarity.
“What would my life look and feel like if I had complete freedom to choose, with no limitations e.g. financial, health, responsibilities”.
It was through asking this question I could start thinking “out of the box” and from the heart. This really helped me, as at the time of asking this question I had many years of working within a corporate environment and had really lost touch with who I truly wanted to be.
So why not start this year by asking yourself this question and seeing where it might take you. You never know it may lead you to understanding what a good day at work looks like for you and what you need to do to make it happen.