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Creating a Healthy Work-Life Balance: Living and Working According to Your Values

Updated: Aug 30, 2023

Let's dive into the importance of living and working according to your values and how it can totally transform your work-life balance. Trust me, it's a game-changer!

When you align your actions with your core values, magic happens. You start experiencing a deep sense of fulfillment and purpose that radiates through every aspect of your life. Sounds amazing, right? Here's how living and working according to your values can help you achieve that healthy life-work balance we all crave:

Clarity and Prioritization

Identifying your values brings much-needed clarity. You'll know what truly matters to you, helping you prioritize tasks and commitments that align with your values. No more wasting time on unnecessary distractions. It's all about focusing on what truly matters, both personally and professionally.


Your values become your compass when making decisions. Whenever you're faced with choices, you can ask yourself, "Does this align with my values? Will it contribute to my well-being and balance?" This helps you make choices that support your desired work-life balance and avoid getting overwhelmed or neglecting your own needs.

Boundaries and Saying "No"

Living true to your values empowers you to set firm boundaries and confidently say "no" to opportunities or tasks that don't align with your values or disrupt your work-life balance. It's all about protecting your precious time and energy. Saying "no" when needed allows space for activities that truly matter to you, creating a better sense of balance.

Authenticity and Fulfillment

When your work and personal life align with your values, you become your authentic self. This leads to a profound sense of fulfillment and satisfaction because you're living in line with your core beliefs. No more feeling torn between different areas of your life. It's all about that sweet harmony and overall well-being.

Self-Care and Well-being

Living and working according to your values puts self-care front and center. When you prioritize self-care, you make intentional choices to nourish your physical, mental, and emotional well-being every single day. It's about carving out time for rest, relaxation, exercise, hobbies, and quality time with loved ones. By honoring your values, you give yourself permission to make self-care a top priority, resulting in improved well-being and work-life balance.

Remember, living and working according to your values means consciously choosing, setting boundaries, and prioritizing activities that align with your authentic self. It's all about creating a work-life balance that supports your overall well-being and fulfillment.

Your values are unique to you, so take some time to reflect on them and integrate them into your daily life. You deserve a meaningful and balanced existence!

One last thing… Have you considered hiring a coach? A coach is a supportive partner who provides guidance, accountability, and encouragement on your journey to creating a healthy work-life balance. They can help you navigate the challenges, find effective strategies, and ultimately cultivate a sustainable and fulfilling routine that aligns with your values and contributes to your overall well-being and work-life balance. Give it some thought and feel free to reach out. A consultation is always complimentary and you can book it below.

About the author

Bouwien (Bo) Luppes is a serial solopreneur and CTA-certified life coach with a global perspective. She has launched six successful solo businesses across three countries and two continents, enriching her with extensive experience and knowledge of the challenges of female solo entrepreneurs. Merging this experience with her passion for supporting others led her to establish Coach 4 Solopreneurs, where she provides support and guidance to fellow solo entrepreneurs.

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Miembro desconocido
20 jul 2023

This is timely for where I'm at right now. I realized reading this article that I was not taught to live in alignment with my values, and I'm realizing what that actually means. Big light bulb moment! Now, this brings up feelings of anger and frustration about how things might have been different in my life, instead of feeling times of great "struggle to get by". This should be taught in schools, not later when we become adults. Or, worse, never knowing what this skill can do for you in life. Bless you, Bo for sharing your insights! ❤️

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20 jul 2023
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Simply honored to be on this journey with you, Lynda ❤️

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