We all have those days (weeks, years) when it feels like you're juggling a thousand different things - work, family, friends, hobbies, and everything in between. It can be overwhelming, right?
Well, the good news (if you could call it that)is that you're not alone. In fact, achieving a sense of balance in your life is something many people struggle with, it’s the #1 issue that parents are asking for help with — how to tackle the seemingly impossible task of juggling all your responsibilities while still finding time for yourself and the things you love.
Let's face it - if you're constantly stressed out and feeling like you're neglecting important areas of your life, it's going to take a toll on your mental and physical health. It can also lead to strained relationships both at home and at work. So how do we solve this problem?
It's essential to recognize that the pursuit of balance doesn't mean everything is always perfectly equal or harmonious. Instead, it's about finding a rhythm and approach that works for you and your family. It's about making choices and priorities that align with your values and the needs of your children and grandchildren.
Ultimately, what matters most is being present for your family, supporting them, and nurturing their growth. If the term "balance" doesn't resonate with you, that's perfectly fine. It's more about finding what works for you and your unique family situation.
There is no such thing as a perfect balance. Everyone is juggling different things and trying to make it work. It's impossible to be perfect at everything.
I'll repeat...There is no such thing as a perfect balance.
Instead of thinking about balance as a scale - where if you put something on one side you're taking away from the other (because - let's face it - there are more than two aspects to our lives that need attention)
think of it as a pizza pie (or a wheel - but pizza is something most people can get on board with). You have this circle - and you can cut it into as many or as few "slices" as you like. And - here's the beautiful thing about it - it can be shared, the slices don't have to be even
And - you don't have to eat the whole pie!
The important thing is to find what works for you and your family. When I work with private clients, one of the first things I have them do is to perform a self-assessment of their current work-life balance using the wheel of life. They identify areas where they feel they are spending too much or too little time and note any signs of imbalance such as stress, fatigue, or strained relationships. Then we work on creating a simple action plan to address each area of imbalance - one at a time - such as setting specific boundaries for work hours, scheduling regular self-care activities, or making time for a hobby or relationship that has been neglected.
Here are a few tips for finding your balance:
Focus on your priorities. What is most important to you? Once you know your priorities, you can start to decide how to spend your time and energy.
Be flexible. Things don't always go according to plan. Be prepared to adjust your expectations and priorities as needed.
Don't be afraid to ask for help. If you're struggling, don't be afraid to ask for help from your partner, family, friends, other parents, or me.
Take care of yourself. It's important to make time for your own needs, even if it's just for a few minutes each day. This could involve reading, taking a walk, or spending time with friends.
Here's what I feel is most important-- don't beat yourself up if you don't have it all together. Like Scarlet O'Hara in Gone With the Wind --"Think about it tomorrow"..or next week, or just put it out of your mind altogether.
Remember, you are not alone. Parenting is a challenging but rewarding experience. You can find a balance that works for you and your family.
Now I'd love to hear from you...What area of your life do you feel is not getting enough attention and why? Let me know in the comments...
And, as always, if you need support achieving balance in a way that aligns with your unique family dynamics, let's connect. Schedule a BREAKTHROUGH SESSION today. During our session, we'll explore your goals, tackle the challenges you're encountering, and pinpoint any opportunities that might have been overlooked. Additionally, we'll uncover any hidden issues that could be hindering your desired outcomes. By the end of our session, you'll leave feeling revitalized, re-energized, and motivated to achieve results more swiftly and effortlessly than you ever imagined. Plus, you'll walk away with a concrete action plan to make it happen.
There are three ways that parents typically work with me:
1. Schedule a BREAKTHROUGH SESSION today. We'll look at your goals, the challenges you're facing, opportunities you might be missing. We'll also uncover hidden problems that may be sabotaging your desired results. You'll leave the session feeling renewed, re-energized, and inspired to get results faster and easier than you thought possible. And you'll have a plan of action to do just that.
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"Action is the foundational key to all success." Picasso