Are YOU feeling off balance?
If I am honest, I can say yes to every one of those!
Now you are saying: Well heck Kathy! I thought you had it all together! I guess you can't teach me anything!
Yes, I can say yes to every one of those and probably will for the rest of my life! That's life!
Stress, busy times and full scheduled will never go away.
Nor should they!
** S T R E S S is not bad **
Only your thoughts make it so.
It's how you handle the stress of life that is key.
Stress = Meaning
I know, a warm sunny beach sounds good for a little while, but for how long?
I had a conversation recently with a lady who received an early retirement package. Within a few weeks of being home, she's depressed and feeling like she doesn't matter anymore. She lacks meaning.
Work gives us a reason to get up every day.
People need us. We have work to do. Busy times and full schedules are signs we are doing meaningful work.
Signs of stress are signals we need to pay attention to
Those signs above (racing heart, tense shoulders and relationship challenges) are signs we need to pay attention too. They are red flags to come back to a better state of balance.
- -> Here is how I took a holistic approach to bring myself back into work-life balance:
What work-life balance is NOT:
X Work-life balance is not a matter of just setting clearer boundaries.
X It's not finding a better time management system.
X Finding work-life balance is not just learning to manage your priorities.
What Work-life balance IS:
√ You find more work-life balance when you have the courage to set clearer boundaries.
√ You find more work-life balance when you have the humility to ask for help.
√ You find more work-life balance when you forgive yourself for messing up and have compassion for yourself as you work hard to excel.
I know this is a process to figure out and make sense of it all. But stay with it, it's worth it!
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