I’ve spent the last 10 or so years of my life searching for the perfect work-life balance. Over time, my approach has grown and evolved.
What do you think of when you hear the term “work-life balance”? What does it look like to balance the demands of your career and the obligations of your personal life? What does it sound like to have balance?
Let’s practice envisioning work-life balance. First, grab a pen and paper and copy this down. Then, take a few minutes to fill in the spaces with your answers.
When things are going well,
what does life feel, look, and sound like to you?
When things are NOT going well, what does life feel, look, and sound like to you?
Of course there are times when my life is unbalanced. It feels extremely chaotic and stressful. Unhappiness and grouchiness abound. It looks messy and unorganized. It sounds like an incessant jackhammer or an annoying fly that just won’t go away.
Needless to say, I've had to work very hard in my life to find the work-life balance that works for me. Here are a few more tips on achieving and maintaining work-life balance:
What I have learned: Take time to reflect on your week ahead and work to find balance in your day.
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Tania Farran is an educator, mom, business owner, and an author. Her blogs tell about balancing all of these things in life! Laugh or cry with her and maybe learn a thing or two.