We recognize that your job is just one part of the Work that makes up your life. Your "work" can be broken down into three major areas:
1. Your job (the work that you get paid to do)
2. Your responsibilities (the unpaid work you do to take care of the people and things you care about), and
3. Your Life's Work (the work you do to take care of yourself)
While the first two areas are primarily meant to address the work other people want or need you to do for them, your Life's Work is about the work you need to do for yourself. The essence of this work will be different for every person and, unlike your job or your responsibilities, nobody else can tell you precisely what your Life's Work is. It's up to you to figure it out.
At Blended Working Adventures, we believe that your Life's Work is just as important as your job and your other responsibilities. So we want to help you give it the priority it deserves by blending it directly into your work day.
Your health is the most important tool you have to be able to do your job well and take care of your responsibilities effectively. But in our current work culture, the only flexibility allowed is for reacting to our health issues. So it's acceptable to adjust our work schedule when we are sick, injured, or having a mental health crisis, but it's not acceptable to ask for flexibility to try to prevent these things from happening. We want to change this, not only to make it acceptable to be proactive about our health during work hours, but to demonstrate that it's actually beneficial for both employees and the companies they work for.
Blending your Life's Work directly into your workday can eliminate the low points that naturally occur when your energy and focus start to wane. The first step in this process is understanding the relationship between your energy and the information that you need to guide it.