Today I will like to talk to you about life, Work balance, Life-work balance?
A lot has been said about that. A lot has been written about that. There are conferences on that, if you were to Google it, you’ve got pages and pages and pages of life, work balance.
First of all, I want to make everybody comfortable and uncomfortable by saying this. There is no such thing as balance. Life comes in spurts. Life comes in gushes
Sometimes you find yourself having a great time for this and not enough time for this, and then life will happen, which will have more time here and less time there. More opportunities, less opportunities, so life will happen that way. The question is. What do you do it? How do you view it, how do absorb it? How do you adjust for it? What is life work balance? Well, what I found.
If I see them as feeding each other, if I see them as leveraging each other, if I see them as strength and strength will bring strength together to be stronger, if I see them as allies and friends, then I say my life feeds my work and my work feeds my life.
And then when I start finding congruence between the two of them now, I’m not trying to find balance, I’m trying to find strength, strength in my life, work balance I found in my life. That when I brought myself under some kind of a “should ” of life in what I shouldn’t do this to balance my life, it brought more stress to me. But once I understood life. And work that intrinsically related, they feed each other, they leverage each other, they strengthen each other.
Then I started valuing both of them as together rather than opposing forces of life. Work and life working together.