Thursday, February 9, 2012

Balance


Balance.  What is that?  We are supposed to have a work-life balance, at least that is what I have been led to believe.  Who measures this balance?  How do we know when all things are equal?  In what time frame is this balance supposed to be achieved?  Is it daily?  Weekly?  Monthly?

I think that the ideal would be to have some sort of DAILY balance.  Work – check.  House chores – check.  Kid time – check.  Exercise – check.  Oh yeah – sleep!  Okay – back to the drawing board……

Is it okay to do kid stuff all day one day, house stuff all day the next and work stuff on yet another day?  Who makes these rules?  How do we know if we are passing or failing?

I sometimes find in necessary to immerse myself in a project to do it well.  This means excluding all else for a while.  Is that okay?  There are times when I want to spend the entire day with one of my children – or maybe two or three.  If I do that – then I neglect the things that I think I should do daily….

I spend a good deal of time feeling guilty about not allocating my time properly. 

So I am working on this thing called balance – If I figure it out,  I’ll be sure to let you know.