sixth sense balance

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Get yourself a notebook or open a new document on your computer and in your own time, reflect on these points:

  • If the COVID lockdown has taught us anything it is that striving for perfect balance in life is not realistic! It’s much better to make small adjustments and keep to them. For an amusing take on this, watch this here by Nigel March.

  • A first step to achieving greater balance is to recognise where your current imbalance lies. A helpful tool here can be the wheel of life as it gives a high-level analysis of which life areas we attend to more and less.

  • List out the external factors for imbalance that exist in your life: your job, your boss, your team, society, caring commitments, children, real financial obligations. You may need the help of a critical friend or a coach to help you stay objective here.

  • Try creating a personal mission statement

  • One of the issues with balance is that it can be upset if you are failing to differentiate between that which is urgent and that which is important. Here is that famous four-box model. and here is an interesting little video which neatly illustrates the point.

  • Sometimes when we try and change, we can feel things pulling us back. A way of exploring this is to use a Force Field Analysis. Here is a blank one for you to try.

Sixth Sense runs a workshop on this topic that you might enjoy. It’s called Balance Works. More details here.

Want to know more? Search the range of resources here on There are book recommendations, links to websites, TED talks and worksheets and we are always adding to the list! Click here to begin.

Have a look at Chapter 7 of Mind Body Balance in Business. To order a copy, click here.


This site is maintained by two individuals who wear more than one hat – be it consultant, psychologist or psychotherapist – so you should expect to find a wide range of materials that are all about how people learn, perform and grow. Chris and Jackie founded Sixth Sense Consulting Ltd in 2010. We provide assessment, leadership development, team building, career transition, psychotherapy, and wellbeing services to individuals and organisations. Our aim is to share materials and resources we use in our day to day work with others in a digestible and practical format.


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