Embrace That Balance in 2020

December 20, 2019


by Reggie Wilson

As 2019 winds down, many of us will be seeking ways to improve in the coming year. Many people make improvements around work, family, and self with the intent of creating a stronger work-life balance.  Taking a year-end inventory should result in far more than a list of casual New Year’s resolutions.  Challenge yourself in maintaining a year long focus on these goals in 2020.

Remember, many of you who are reading this have certainly succeeded with improvements in health, learning, approach to work, and managing your families to name a few.  Here are a few more points to consider:


  • Don’t try to be all things to all people. Focus on your strengths and outsource the others.


  • Morning person? Well if you are, this is the best time of day to tackle the most challenging, high-concentration tasks of the day.  This is a great time to get things done without meetings, calls or other interruptions that will pop up later in the day. Do not leave such tasks until the evening when your energy is lower. Get those important tasks done first thing so that you can clear your calendar for family time and the things you enjoy.


  • Find time for your personal finances. Whether you work for yourself or not, it’s always important to feel confident about your finances.  Otherwise you will be perpetually distracted.


  • Make your health and physical fitness a top priority every day. It’s easy to skip gym days or that specialty workout session due to perceived conflicts.  A healthy person will have a focused mind, which leads to better functioning at work.


  • When fear or anxiety creeps in, work on your mental health by way of reading a business book or meditation through music.


  • Always make time for something you love other than work. There is nothing better for energizing the mind and the soul.


I look forward to working with you in 2020 to help you with your HCM technology needs.  All the best to everyone in the new year, and remember to always find time to “do you”.

About Reggie Wilson