Work-Life Balance

 Work-Life Balance

Dear Enchantress,

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to seek your advice on a matter that has been weighing heavily on my mind lately. As a regular reader of your column, I greatly admire your wisdom and insight, and I believe your guidance could help me navigate through a challenging situation.

I am currently facing difficulties in balancing my work and personal life. I work in a demanding job that requires long hours and high levels of commitment. While I am passionate about my career and dedicated to excelling in my professional endeavors, I find myself struggling to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a result of my demanding job, I often find myself sacrificing time with my family and neglecting my own well-being. I feel overwhelmed and stressed, and I worry that my personal relationships and overall quality of life are suffering as a result.

I have tried various strategies to achieve a better balance, such as setting boundaries, prioritizing self-care, and delegating tasks where possible. However, despite my best efforts, I still find myself feeling stretched thin and unable to fully disconnect from work.

I understand the importance of achieving a balance between work and personal life, but I’m unsure of how to strike the right equilibrium in my own situation. I am torn between my desire to succeed in my career and my longing for a fulfilling personal life.

I would greatly appreciate any advice or insights you could offer on how to navigate this dilemma. How can I effectively manage my time and energy to ensure that I can excel in my career while also nurturing my personal relationships and well-being? Are there any practical strategies or mindset shifts that could help me achieve a better balance?

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read and consider my letter. Your guidance would mean a great deal to me, and I eagerly await your response.

Dear Eager Earle,

Oh man, you are speaking for so many. I have been running Lighthouse RBNY at Coastal Yogurt, and I hear and see folks coming by with SO MUCH joy that there is a place to come and take a break from the work and come for a dance, and or yoga class. With the travel in between home and work and then just to do it again.

OK, barring becoming an entrepreneur and running away from home, the best advice I would say is, make time for something creative as if your life depended on it, and especially with other people in person, not online. Giving yourself the experience of being in connection with others will help you FEEL more balanced, and if you think of “balancing” as a logical and linear experience, it won’t FEEL good. Good feelings will carry you further in life than planning, overthinking and dissecting your choices.

Having relationships validate your existence and bring joy. Connection is your key to a bigger world beyond problems and overthinking.

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