Work-life balance or just the words balance could be reminiscent of some yogi retreat, (which we love the idea of) that will somehow to get you to calm down and be all zen, immediately causing you to spout quotes you learned from Gandhi or some monk you met on your only trip to Bali, to every person you meet. The ever-evolving schedule as we humans decide to take on new adventures, challenges, tasks, people, dreams, and goals. We should all shoot for beyond what the eye can see, but at what cost is the question on the table.
- What is work-life balance, really?
- Is it something attainable for long term sustainability?
- Is it a real thing?
Experiencing a healthy work-life balance does not mean an equal balance. It’s the definition of your best individual work-life balance over a period of time and often considered on a daily basis. The right balance for today will most likely not be the same tomorrow or the next day or the day after that. Your right balance is what fits your current life and lifestyle, whether you’re married, single, have children, or somewhere in-between all of that.
Your today is not the same as your tomorrow.
With all of that said, at the core, an effective work-life balance could be defined by two key concepts to live by every day, achievement and enjoyment. They are twin flames so to speak. You can’t have on without the other. Living on one side of life while so many people are unhappy. There’s everything right with having both the career you want and the lifestyle to enjoy the fruits of all the work that’s been done. It’s 2019 so there are a plethora of ways to make this happen for yourself. And if you find that you don’t know where to start then we have a list of options and resources for you to choose from to make it happen.
You are unique as is your level of balance.
You just have to decide what you want, when you want it and the rest will fall into place. Remember there is no one size fits all, your level of balance is unique to you. Start now!