Sunday, December 15, 2013
The Work-Life Balance Solution
Taking on the goal of work-life balance is essentially a set-up for failure – a circus balancing act that is one wrong move away from disaster. It’s precarious at best – juggling balls or spinning plates on sticks crashing down on us and the people that we care most about. So what’s the solution to the work-life balance problem, you may be asking? An alternative approach to life and accomplishment that embodies a whole different type of energy is within our reach. Imagine how different your life and emotional state would be if, instead of attempting the impossible dream of work-life balance, you embraced the elegant dance of Work-Life Blending? Work-Life Blending is a goal and a mindset that unfolds over the course of a lifetime; it contains the space for achievement and meandering, a winning combination that allows for breathing space. Work-Life Blending acknowledges and honors the reality that we are wonderfully imperfect, rather than spreadsheet human doing machines. Most importantly, Work-Life Blending allows us to be fully present to and enjoy our lives, however imperfect they may be at any point in time. Try stepping into the energy of Work-Life Blending for a day or two or three and notice the delightfully unique and graceful dance that is your one and only life!