Understanding what balance means is the first step to achieving it.
Ever wondered what balance actually is? This ‘thing’ people talk about and strive to achieve without ever being told how? Life can be overwhelming and it can be hard to find balance (especially during a pandemic)!
I recently undertook a survey and asked working women what a balanced life would look like for them. Here are a few responses:
“Happy relationships, no stress at work, home life managed”
“Time to do the things you enjoy and to spend time with the people you love while still being successful in work life.”
“Plenty of quality time with my daughter, some time for the work I enjoy doing, some time to spend as a family and a bit of time for just me”
“When I am not working, to be able to 'switch off' and not worry or feel guilty that I am not working”
“Calm, unhurried, time to think and breathe”
Each response I received was unique, however, there is an underlying theme across them all which is that people want to be fulfilled across all aspects of life.
Balance is much more than being able to juggle work and family life. It is about feeling content across all areas from friendships, personal growth, wellbeing, and more.
You may think that you don’t have time for any of these things, as you only just manage to get through your working day whilst juggling responsibilities at home amongst other pressures. But things can be different…at the heart of balance is time and stress management, and by learning how to effectively manage stress and prioritise time, you can create your own version of balance.
Take the first step to achieving balance by exploring what it means to you!
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