#8 Work/life balance

July 21st, 2016 | no comments

Is it possible? My last year in the corporate world saw me in a global role managing multiple time zones. Finishing work at7pm, 11pm even 1am was not uncommon. It was manic and I was out of control. Did I have work/life balance? NO!

In my new life, I found myself combining study and life quite nicely however as my new business started gaining momentum, guess what started happening? Yes, that work/life balance thing took a turn. Out the window went the exercise, diet and emotional wellbeing. Can you relate?

Well, enter two of my favourite words, awareness and choice. In my new life, I learnt about awareness so thankfully, I had the tools to become aware of what was (or was not) happening. That meant I had the choice to change (another fave word). Like most things though, change takes commitment and discipline.

So yes, I think work/life balance is possible because at the end of the day it’s me who is in control of my life. And you? You are in control of yours! We need to put ourselves back in the driver’s seat of our lives and steer in the direction that serves us well.

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