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Work/Life Balance…it’s all the rage! But is it realistic?

Everyone keeps saying we have to find the work life balance. I love the idea but is it just another thing that is making us feel inadequate unable to live up to the expectation? There are not enough hours in the day to find true balance. Unless you can figure out how to work for 6 hours a day a true balance is unrealistic.

So what’s the solution?

First, lets figure out what is taking up all of your time. Sit down with a pen and paper and write down all you have to do in a week. This may take a couple try’s. Next to each thing write down how long it takes. Example Work include commute etc. Shopping, laundry, menu planning, cooking, gym and on and on and on. Now look at all the time you are spending and take a moment and see if there are any areas that can be delegated?

Can someone else do these things or are there some things that maybe just maybe can be done more efficiently or even less often? Example I make a menu for the month and do most of the prep work for all my meals once a week. I finally learned to delegate some of the household chores. Can you schedule a few appointments in one day to get them all over rather than a couple hours out of several days?

Time block personal time.