Are you achieving work life balance…
14th October, 2019
14th October, 2019
It’s work-life balance week. It’s taken me this long to actually get this post out here, but I have put spent a week thinking about it
Here’s the definition of balance:
an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.
“she lost her balance and fell”
a situation in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.
“the obligations of political balance in broadcasting”
*Source: Oxford Dictionaries
As I write this, it’s Sunday, 1.16 pm, I’m still in my pyjamas and I’ve not been able to drag myself off the sofa since I dragged myself out of the bed at 8am this morning (I know, 8 am!! The Husband took the kids downstairs and left me to sleep!). I look like sh*t, I feel much worse than I look and I have realised that I have been labouring under the misapprehension that I have achieved work-life-balance when really what I have achieved is a gold star in work, life, crash and burn, feel a bit better, convince myself I’m okay, repeat!
For the last 3 years, I’ve been using words and terms like work-life-balance, lifestyle business and passive income. But I have been in denial, kidding myself, perhaps even burying my head in the sand. For to achieve work-life-balance, one has to understand what one wants to achieve; one’s limitations; and discipline. Essentially focussing on the right things at the right times.
Although I do seem to possess these traits, I have failed miserably at implementing them! But I am learning. Here’s what I’ve learnt:
So, as I sit here collapsed on my sofa beating myself up over my lack of achievements today, the fact that I didn’t see this collapse coming (or that I did and chose to ignore it) and I consider whether work-life balance is actually a misnomer or whether it can be achieved, what it really wonder is whether this should have been a post for #worldmentalhealthday or #worklifeweek ……
I’ll let you know what I conclude in upcoming posts!