Can I tell you something? I don’t really want “it all”. I was reading this article recently, and this line struck me:
Because having it all, by its very nature, implies that you have a lot more than you can handle. Who can handle “it all,” anyway? “ALL” IS A WHOLE F**KING HELL OF A LOT.
These days I find myself balancing more than sometimes even I realize between my work life and my life life. On the average week, my to do list looks something like this: 40 hour workweek at my “real” job, 10-12 hours in class for my MBA plus 4-6 hours of homework, 10-15 hours working on a side project, time spent writing this blog (give or take 75 hours a week). Then there’s the grocery shopping, managing the schedule for the house-based services we use, including our dog walker, and anything additional that might happen to pop up (water damage in 7 rooms in our house this winter? On it.). Add on commuting time, an appointment here and there, family commitments, time spent with friends, and we’re looking at a less than perfect schedule (and less than ideal time sleeping). But somehow I still figure out how to find the time to watch my favorite shows and read a little bit. I don’t think what I do is perfect, but it works for me and my little family.
Here are three tips to creating balance for yourself, regardless of how crazy (or not) your schedule is:
Make sure you check out these other blogs for other tips on creating work/life balance (from people who do it pretty well!). We all linked up with The B Bar today to talk about balance.
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