Balance is a tricky thing. Sometimes, just when you think you’ve got the hang of it you get a little wobble which you try to correct, and typically over-correct, and suddenly you’ve lost your balance. You always hear people going on about finding a work-life balance, and most of the times they make it sound so very easy. Not so. I’m only now, finally, finding some semblance of balance in my life, and trust me, most days are packed with wobbles. Lauren, of The Boss of You, recently posted about the Balance Myth and I couldn’t agree with her more. Aiming to balance your life is a good thing. Actually, it’s a great thing, but sometimes it’s just doesn’t quite go according to plan. Sometimes deadlines will surprise you and you need to put in a little extra time – assuming you want to meet the deadline of course. Sometimes you really need to just take a day to relax. I know that typically, my bigger problem is that I tend to beat myself up for the wobbles I do have while I try to balance things.
Lauren’s post is well-worth the read, especially if you are a bit of an overachiever (I feel your pain), and more recently she’s posted some additional tips and words of advice for trying to balance things.