Balance – A word a lot of us talk about. In the workplace, there is always talk of the work-life balance. How is this achieved? I have sometimes found it incredibly difficult to split myself appropriately.
What do you do? How do you decide if you have spent enough time on a particular activity. As a mother with young children, the only time I get to myself is usually after everyone’s bedtime. Building a support system of friends and family is crucial. In fact just this evening, I had a family member ask if we wanted her to help with the children one evening. This is a lifeline source of help.
However, most of the time, particularly during the day when most business happens, the children are with me. I love this as the time for them to be little children is fleeting so I refuse to allow anyone else spend more time with them than I do. Yes, I recognize I have choice about this, I could always put them in some form of child care but I choose not to.
This does at times lead to difficulties as I try to juggle appointments around them but I am a firm believer that I can have my cake and eat it so somehow, I juggle blogging, business pursuits(of which there are many!), time with the children, homeschooling and the days at work being a pharmacist- keeping my skills up. Life can feel like a constant rush at the moment.
I however have a vision of the future and it is a Great One! I know where I am rushing to so for this reason, I am willing to spend time pursuing all these things knowing that the future I am running after will soon be mine! That for me is what helps me keep things in perspective, it helps keep me balanced. I have set a time limit on a few of my pursuits so I know things will calm down in due course allowing me to create time for more of the other things that are particularly important to me. This is balance to me.
I wish I could say I always get it right but I am on a journey and each day is a time of reassessing my goals, my tasks and activities. I am also female, it sometimes feels like we have a need to feel guilty. Anyway, I am working that out of my system, too busy for the luxury of guilt 🙂
How do you decide what to give your time to?