Is your life balanced? No I don’t mean do you use your time wisely. What I mean is “are you spreading yourself thin?” Are you giving equal time to the things you love and to the things your time requires. I have been a mess lately. I have been in overdrive, working long shifts. Which is causing me to feel lazy. And one day while in the shower, (which is the only time I really have to think to myself) I thought about how I was too focused on my work life and have not been giving anytime to my personal life.
It’s taken me too long to write this blog post. I’ve put so much time and energy into my job that it has become part of my personal life, and that’s not cool. So now the question is, how do you balance your life? Where do you find it? When is too much, too much?
I’m not an expert but I believe in putting myself and my needs first. You can’t live a happy life by letting things control you. You have to find a balance and know when to give more to your passions and less to your career. And believe me, I’m a career driven woman. But sometimes it can take a toll on my life. I love to blog and edit videos on the side. But I can’t do that if I’m burnt out. So I put me first. If I’m asked to stay late for work, I let my manager know that my time is limited with me working long shifts. I don’t let them intimidate me into feeling like that is a must. Instead of hanging out, I do what I want. I nap. I blog. I take my free time and use it to my advantage.
Sometimes you have to say no, I can’t do it. You won’t be penalized for it. You’ll be appreciated by your own self and respected by others. Your happiness depends on you. Don’t let anything control it.