I talk about balance. Just know that about me. It wasn’t until about February that I realized ‘balance’ is a taboo word now, and I hate that! I get it tho…Balance is a tricky word to define. If you think about balance being an equal spending your time, and getting everything done, all the time – then I agree. It’s not possible.
But if you approach balance with the idea that it changes. That it’s never equal. That you can’t do it everyday. That you can’t balance ‘all the things’. Then balance seems possible.
Creating balance (and yes, you have to work to create it.. it isn’t something you ‘find’) requires 3 bare necessities to work. These three basic pieces allow you to create a structure that will provide balance, both for you business + your life.
The 3 Bare Necessities Of Balance
You can’t balance ‘all the things’. You have to create a priority system in your life. Think of your CORE 4. The top 4 areas in your life that you will prioritize over anything else. Structure your week so that those 4 areas have the designated time that they need, plan those areas first – and then fill in with the ‘fluff’ after. This also relates to your purpose within those areas, being intentional about what tasks and activities you’re spending on inside your CORE 4. For more on CORE 4, take my free masterclass here.
Once you’ve set your priorities – and set up your week based on those priorities.. you have to set and maintain boundaries around that plan. Get comfortable with the word no. Practice how you’ll say no.. “Thank you for the invite, my schedule won’t allow it this week, but please think of me next time”. Don’t allow FOMO to creep into your priorities. Connect deeply enough with your purpose, that you maintain your boundaries.
This is the tough one, sometimes balance require sacrifices. Saying no to things you want to do on a whim because you’re maintaining priorities. You have to be realistic, and not think you can do it all at once. You have to stick to the plan, even when it’s hard.
Balance isn’t easy. Balance is work. But balance is worth it.
Creating that balanced, priority based approach to your life will help prevent burn out. It will help keep you productive. It will help you stay grounded. It won’t always be easy, but it will always be worth it!
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