Balance is a Waste of Time
Work-life balance was a mistake from the start. Because we don't really want balance. We want satisfaction.”—Matthew Kelly, author
Balance is a sticky subject among many people. We have careers, partners, children, family commitments, charity work, classes, hobbies, worship time—plus, big desires to improve our health. How can one possibly balance so many things?
I’m going to let you in on a little secret here: You can’t.
Balance. Is It A Myth?
“Harmony” is an easier goal than balance. Harmony means everything is co-existing in a spirit of cooperation. But whatever you want to call it —harmony, balance, or “fitting it all in”— there is a secret to doing more of what you want and less of what you don’t want.
Want to hear it? I have to warn you that while it sounds simple, it actually takes massive willpower to execute. It also requires that you get absolutely clear on both what you want and what you don't want in your life.
Ready? Okay, here’s the secret:
- First ask yourself what isn’t serving you. What doesn’t need to be in your life? What is dragging you down? Keeping you awake at night?
- Have you identified a few things? Now get rid of them. Or fix them. Now.
- Next, ask yourself what you want in your life—or just this week or even today? What do you want to accomplish? What do you want to do? Who do you want to be with? Focus your energy on these things. Anything that doesn’t fit into this larger scheme… let it go or learn how to say “no.”
I know - you're rolling your eyes at me, and maybe even muttering a few expletives. Of course you can identify some things, but "getting rid of them" or "fixing them now" - not so easy! Cut me some slack - I did warn you it's not easy. But it is possible.
Ready to dive in and make a few changes? Start with just one thing, give these tips a try and see how much more harmonious your life can be. No balance required.
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Are you curious about how to harmonize your health goals? How to fit those into your busy schedule? Let’s talk. Schedule a complimentary consultation call with me today—or pass this offer on to someone you care about! Easy online scheduling: Click Here
I hope to hear from you soon!
Wishing you harmony,