Why I Don't Believe In Work/Life Balance
Happy International Women’s Day! Today I’m speaking at an event for mothers and the topic is work/life balance.
I don’t believe there is such a thing as work/life balance and I don’t think any of us should be trying to achieve it. What does it even mean? And how do you know when you are in balance? Women are so often judged for not being in balance. They are working too much and not spending too much time with their family or they are spending too much time with their family when they should be more ambitious and working more.
I left the work/life balance mission some time ago now and ever since I have been thinking about having a work/life blend and more importantly for me, keeping a check on whether I am feeling grounded and happy.
When I feel more grounded and happy I feel like I can do anything and everything I want to do. I can be my best self as a mother, a business owner, a wife, a friend….as me!
In preparation for my talk today I made this video for you, so I can share more thoughts a little wider than my talk today. I will be creating a new YouTube channel for All Sorts Of Lovely very soon but until that happens you can watch it here.
Please do share with anyone who you think will find this useful. xo