Work life Balance…..Hogwash

How many times do we hear people speak about work/life balance? Many times because really we’re all striving to attain it, but is it really possible to achieve? Can we really have the best of both worlds? The answer is a resounding NOOOOO!!!! Because there is no such thing. Think about it if you will. Balance as defined in the online dictionary is a condition having different elements that you end up trying to make proportionate. How likely does that sound like it’s going to happen. However, let’s look at the word harmony which means being in agreement. Which sounds most likely to achieve in your opinion? I’ll take harmony for $500 Alex. Yup because when you’re trying to balance things, you’re taking very different parts that go in opposite directions and somehow get them to travel the same time and distance and still end up at the desired point. That’s pretty hard to do, but when you find harmony, it’s simply finding what works, bringing it to a level of agreement that works for all the involved elements and it works. So, now I’m trying to find harmony between life, work, parenting, me time, and all the other things that take precedence in my life. Balance hasn’t worked so, harmony is my best option. What are some ways you’ve found it helpful to be at harmony within your lives? Identifying what takes you out of your harmonious place and working on those things can be a start. Comment below to share what you do and how you do it.

Published by ShesThatRN

I am an RN working on my DNP, preparing to launch several aspects of my new business and writing and getting ready to publish my first book. I love to write so blogging seemed like a great way to naturally express myself and publish my journey as a nurse.

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