Work-Life Balance: Are You a Natural?

Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance

We’re busy working on the upcoming issue of ADA New Dentist News interviewing new dentists who are also new to practice ownership. One of the questions we always ask is about work-life balance—a lot of times this gets a big laugh.Over at the Fast Company blog, Cali Williams Yost wrote 5 Insanely Simple Work-Life Balance Shortcuts From People Who “Have It All”. She explains that a small percentage of the population seems to intuitively figure out how to juggle competing demands—those are the naturals. Want to emulate a natural? The post outlines a series of simple, if not easy, tips. Here’s our favorite characteristic of those who are naturals at work-life balance:

They don’t expect perfection. Naturals focus on and celebrate what does get done, even if it’s only part of what they had planned. It’s better than nothing and over time creates a solid foundation of well-being and order we all crave.

Looking for more resources? Check out the Conference on Dentist Health and Well-Being taking place at the ADA Headquarters in Chicago September 19-20, 2013.