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Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Educate, Empower, Inspiration, Woman on the RISE | 0 comments

Balance: The Myth

Balance: The Myth

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This is what most people view balance as. A constant, perfect, measurable maintenance of all the weight carried during a day, week, etc. This is not the real deal folks. There is no way to successfully maintain this without getting totally tuckered out, and quickly. Then resenting the act of the show, which bleeds into all that we are trying to accomplish. I can tell you from personal experience, trying to accomplish a dozen great things while frustrated is not powerful or dynamic or a path to success.

In the past week I have juggled a dozen projects, two new employees, a property search, baseball games, music lessons, calendars for six people, a substantial new client and two new classes. Not every day was a masterclass in management, and I am running on an average of 5 hours of sleep per night. All in all, last week was successful, but not without its headaches and imperfections. I look at the bigger picture. Did I accomplish what needed to be done? Yes. Did I create windows of time away from work and all tech, solely focused on my family? Yes. A whole weekend actually {thank you Hootlet!}. And, did I set up this week for success with effective calendar management and goals? Yes.

Be kind to yourself. If perfection is your goal, be ready for disappointment. If you’re a big picture thinker like I am, welcome to your second week of Balance: The Experiment!