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Work-Life Balance with Dr. Ron Kaiser

In a solo episode of REJUVENAGING with Dr. Ron Kaiser. Dr. Ron delves into the crucial concept of work-life balance. He emphasizes the significance of maintaining equilibrium between work, family life, and self-care throughout one's lifespan. He states that allowing work to consume all aspects of life can be detrimental to mental health and overall well-being.


To counteract this imbalance, he describes the concept of the "Non-negotiable 4r" activities: healthy eating; owning your body through exercise, proper sleep, and meditation; keeping the brain active, and staying socially connected.  He stresses the importance of scheduling time for these activities, as they contribute to a holistic sense of well-being and prevent self-neglect.


Furthermore, Dr. Ron discusses the transition to retirement and the importance of maintaining a balance between work and self-care even in this phase of life. He advocates for staying involved in meaningful activities that contribute to society and help combat the fear of losing relevance.

In conclusion, he emphasizes to listeners the importance of taking control of their work-life balance rather than allowing it to be controlled by the course of events.


For more info on Dr. Ron:


https://www.drronkaiser.com/


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