When we’re under pressure to burn the candle at both ends, how can we maintain a healthy balance in life? Even the phrase “work / life balance” suggests that for many of us, we are either working or living – that they are mutually exclusive. Maybe it’s because we feel that our real life starts and ends outside of work, or that our work is just to “earn a living”. Trying to split ourselves in two or more parts can cause many of us to come unstuck and feel stressed out!
Look at all the roles in your life, and how you prioritise the many demands on your time. This will help you feel more in control and you’ll realize that that you have choices about how you run your life. This can help you to be even more effective as you keep many plates spinning, perhaps being an entrepreneur, parent, partner and more besides.