Since I have returned to Kazakhstan I have focused on achieving a better work life balance and treating my job for what it is – a job! Not the center of my world, not the be all and end all of everything – just a job. A way to keep myself under a roof, clothed and fed. The career drive has taken a back seat whilst I contemplate what I really want to do in life, what I want to achieve and how I am going to do it. I know that I do not want to be a corporate drone. I could be and I could be extremely successful, but it is not what I want. I am tired of working for people that I feel make the wrong decisions and do not have the skill set to motivate, lead and inspire people. So I am keeping under the radar, not challenging decisions (which is really difficult for me!) and just saying yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir. I do not do any unpaid overtime, my 10 hours a day that I am contracted to, well that is all I do. I am not getting emotionally involved and instead spending my time concentrating on me, not the company but me and I am enjoying it. I am less stressed, I feel a lot healthier and I am striving towards my goals. Achieving a good work-life balance is extremely important if you are undertaking a weight loss journey and a lifestyle revolution. It reduces stress and pressure and allows you to focus on what is important, your health, your family and ultimately your happiness.
I am flying at the minute, 39 days in and I haven’t deviate once. Focused and determined to succeed. Once you have your mind in the right place, this weight loss journey and lifestyle change process is easy. You cannot succeed until you are in the right place mentally. I would advise anyone to get that right first before you make a start. It took me two months in the wild on the Tanzania/Mozambique border to realize that and it was the best thing that I ever did.