Busy lives are filled with many commitments that pull us in many directions. We love the advice our Women of the Week offer on how they have sought to find balance in their own lives.
By letting go of the small things at work and at home.
I would like to say prioritization, organization, and planning, however, that would not be truthful. I haven’t figured out how to balance it all yet. I am not certain I ever will or if balance is even realistic in my world. I “balance” because I have a supportive husband and a wonderful family who is always there to help me. I am a work in progress when it comes to figuring out how to make everything fall in to place. Everyday I get a little better at it.
With a lot of help! I am so fortunate to have a supportive partner, amazing caregiver for our kids and wonderful family and friends. The myth is not that we can’t have it all and love our messy lives—it is that we can do it all on our own.
It’s important to me to not to over commit and to find time for me every day, whether that’s working out, cooking, reading – just doing something that I enjoy doing, by myself – it helps keep me sane!
Balancing everything implies that one part of my life must give for another to take. So I think of it more as “finding balance” or making sure all parts of my life work together in harmony. I make time for the things that are important to me and I have learned to say “no” to the things that aren’t. I don’t hesitate to put a workout or lunch with a friend on the office calendar – it means I’m not available for an hour or two – but the needed escape ensures I can give 110% when I am back at the office.