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Loka Hatha Yoga offers free teacher training for yogis seeking to volunteer with the Sheriff's Office, or provide other public service. Your help is needed. Whether you have no prior experience, or lots of prior experience, we need your help.

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Sacrifices in work life balance

There is often a sense of guilt or failure in attempting to achieve satisfaction with a work/life balance. Understanding the reason for both ensures satisfaction is possible.

Work is undertaken to acquire material gains - money buys nice things, a nice home, nice clothes, nice food, nice vacations. But if these are not enjoyed in the personal life, there will be dissatisfaction in the work used to acquire them: it would have been better to have not worked at all, than to have bought something nice that is not enjoyed.

Understanding this, you might try to better enjoy what you have acquired - and come to the conclusion that sharing, giving and using up things are the way to best enjoy them. Even a meager meal, shared, is more satisfactory than a nice meal eaten alone - a gift that is well received is more satisfactory than something special kept for yourself - nice clothes that stay in the closet unworn give less satisfaction than cheap clothes that have been worn out.

Such sharing, giving and using are the skills required for spiritual growth - the true purpose of your working.

It is important, too, to remember all the work we do - even without pay. The housecleaning, cooking, and other chores, even bathing and hairdressing can be a lot of work. People go to the gym to lift heavy objects for no other reason than to work for their physical health; they drive far distances to simply walk around in circles in a forest for their mental health. Even if unpaid, all work is done for gain - and enjoying what is gained by sharing, giving and using it will result in great satisfaction.