7: Work-Life What?
Rethink work-life balance into work-life sway
How can I improve work-life balance?
The question is flawed. Work-life balance is not possible, whether you have a traditional career or a more flexible arrangement.
Your satisfaction in life is an expectations game. No matter how we set the bar, it will always move. Understanding balance as non-existent frees you from so many self-created hardships.
Don’t try to balance. Simply sway.
Work-life sway is the reality of working mothers. Even if you’re at work, you can’t stop being a parent.
How do I sway when I am drowning?
Consider drowning an indicator of not being intentional enough. Take a breath and start saying no to anything that is non-essential.
Take a hard look at your expectations. What are the shoulds you have artificially defined?
But I feel so guilty all the time...
If this isn’t natural, I don’t know what is. But also a huge waste of energy. If you consider the link between money and time, there is nothing more valuable than your energy. Money is literally minutes of your life-energy.
There is too much pressure in being “on” all the time - I’d much rather there be a stronger divide between my family and work life.
The case for a split is logical, but parenthood is messy. When you sway, you are more adaptive to the walls on impact. Adjusting this expectation can open a whole level of functioning and satisfaction.
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