Work and home-life balance tips and techniques
I’m so excited to write this post as I made an interesting discovery regarding work and home-life balance recently. For years I’ve yearned to reach it. At times, it’s felt like trying to find the Holy Grail. I’ve beaten myself up about it and felt guilty more times than I care to remember. You see, I’m a working mum of three kids and have been building and running a business for 15yrs.
So the question I have to ask is, why is it that we think we can have balance in our lives?
A see-saw is rarely perfectly balanced and if it is completely level it’s because both children are approximately the same size and weight and both are able to touch the ground gently in order to maintain that balance. A lot of work goes into creating that perfect balance, which probably lasts for a split second. Now I know we’re not like see-saws but I had to ask myself, if it’s so hard to balance a see-saw why do we all expect there to be a balance between our work-life and home-life?
How to restore work and home-life balance
Personally I’ve no idea! What I do know though is that there’s actually no such thing as a work and home-life balance. In fact, it’s just an illusion. To me discovering this was revolutionary. The reason why it’s an illusion is on account of the fact that we are living things, and just as a plant moves because it is growing, so do we. When a plant stops moving it’s because it’s dead and our lives are just the same. We will always be moving and the so called ‘balance’ will always be shifting because we’re growing and alive.
So it really is time to forget about having a work-life and home-life balance as it’s impossible. Check out my video on it here:
And, in the comments below, tell me what you think about your work-life and home-life balance. Let me know what action you’ll take as a result of watching this video and reading this post too. I’d love to hear.
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With love and gratitude,
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