Is work/life balance a fallacy?

I have often wondered how top achievers are able to balance the needs of all areas of their life and still manage to become successful. Perhaps it's because one of my keys needs is one of balance, yet one that has been so elusive for most of my life that I am fascinated with the strategies they use.

The older I have gotten, the less time I have to spare as the more the demand for my time has become - with kids, a wife, my career, friends, my health and fitness goals, my side projects....there are just not enough hours in the day to get everything done!

I have had to learn to plan and prioritise, and ensure that I am focusing on 5 keys areas and measuring how I am doing in each of these constantly so that I am not neglecting one area:

  1. Family

  2. Relationships

  3. Career

  4. Health

  5. Spiritual

What I have learnt is that there is never a time where all of these 5 areas are completely in equilibrium - there will always be one area (or more) that are suffering because I have spent too much time in another. However, that is the reason why I commit to measuring how I am doing at least once a week to ensure I can readjust if I have to.

This is one of the strategies that I use to help me in ensuring I stay as balanced as possible so I don't feel like life is spinning out of control. I unpack more of this strategy and others in my Podcast episode. Check it out on The Personal Growth Show on work/life balance:

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