It’s a myth that you can have real work life balance. It’s the balance part that’s the myth in the work life balance.
The perspective is off. Trying to have everything be equally important at the same time simply doesn’t work. There’s not enough of you or anyone for that.
I think there is a more elegant and real approach to life and it’s called Work Life Harmony. It’s understanding that at different times various areas of your life and work will require the most focus.
When your child is sick there is simply nothing more important than ensuring the safety and care of your child. Period. A decent place to work gets that. At other times something at work may need your total focus and that’s when it’s time to let your family and friends help with everything else. You’ll be there to help them out later.
There are times when you must step back and focus on yourself. Take the time and you will actually be better at everything else you do.
This approach does take some focus. It takes some time to readjust your thinking. But it is so totally worth it. Your children will notice, your spouse, your coworkers, and customers will too. So will you.
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Instead of being pissed off, reaching for that extra slice of pizza, having that drink or arguing with someone just download the guide. Get started having more Work Life Harmony.