September 29, 2023
In a world where every day seems to demand more from us, finding balance can often feel like an elusive quest.
We juggle the demands of work, family, social commitments, and personal aspirations, all while striving to maintain our physical and mental well-being.
But what if I told you that the pursuit of balance isn’t about your life existing in equilibrium, but about honouring the life stage you are currently in so that you can create your own sense of harmony.
In this article, I will dispel the misconceptions surrounding the notion of balance and explore a more realistic understanding of what it means to live a life filled with harmony.
Work-Life balance: why is it important?
Work-life balance is important for several reasons, as it has a significant impact on an individual's overall well-being. Here are some key reasons why work-life balance is important:
There are many myths we have been told about balance, myths that I will dispel in this and future articles.
Two myths we dispelled and turned into new beliefs include:
Now let me introduce you to another common myth I hear about balance.
Work-Life Balance Myth #3: Balance equates to everything in our lives existing in equilibrium
Myth! Here is the reality.
This belief creates a mirage of perfection making balance feel elusive.
We then feel like we’re constantly failing, compounding feelings of not being enough especially when we compare ourselves to the BS highlight reels of others on socials.
The reality is balance is not a rigid alignment of all elements of our life, but more a dynamic dance between them based on the stage of life we find ourselves in.
Just as nature finds harmony in its diversity, so do we find balance in the ebb and flow of life's fluctuations.
Here is a mic drop for you…
The secret to shifting lies in becoming clear on what you want to prioritise based on the stage of life you’re in and giving yourself permission to let go of the attachment to an outcome for everything else.
Your Work-Life Balance Reflection
Based on this new perspective I invite you to reflect and journal on the following question:
Take a piece of paper and a pen and write it down.
The key points from this article include:
If you’d like to go deeper into dispelling the myths about balance that you can inject more of what makes you feel grounded each day, listen to episode 103 of The Hacking Happy Podcast.
Or, join theBalance Challenge kicking off October 16, 2024. This is a unique opportunity to reframe your relationship with balance and unlock sacred pockets of time that empower you to show up as the woman you long to be.
Think sustainable evidence-based action delivered to you in bite-sized pieces to reduce the overwhelm and unlock a more balanced you.