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Work life balance

Is work-life balance a real, achievable thing that we should all be aspiring too?

Or is it, in fact, a myth.

I’m a huge advocate for creating space for fun, relaxation and connection, and I know first-hand how damaging it can be to put all your energy into work to the detriment of your wellbeing,

But I can’t help but feel that the idea of work-life balance just isn’t helpful. It suggests a perfect equilibrium that’s simply not realistic for most of us.

Instead, allow me to introduce you to the concept of ‘tilting’, as described in this wonderful blog post by Brooke McAlary from Slow Your Home.

“If you look at balance as something you need to achieve every day – keeping the scales evenly weighted between your partner, your kids, your family, friends, yourself, your spirituality, health, keeping the home, your work – you simply won’t be able to do it. Because each day brings different challenges, different tasks and different needs from your life.

I am here to tell you that this balancing act is a complete myth. And you should forget about achieving it, because you won’t.

Instead, you need to learn to tilt. To willingly throw things out of balance. And, importantly, to be OK with that.

Actually, you need to embrace it.”

Read Brooke's full article here and discover how you can drop the struggle and take a more forgiving approach to spending your valuable time and energy where it’s needed most.

How does this concept land with you? Will you be reframing the way you view the idea of 'balance' in your life? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment below - I always love hearing from you!

 

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