Is Work-Life Balance Real?

As I sit here with a 3 month old asleep in the bedroom, a 9 year old bugging me about visiting her friend, a house that’s in need of a good cleaning, and client work piling up, I realize that I am not balanced. I’ve read several articles that state taking 15 minutes a day for yourself is key, but what if you can’t stay awake long enough to make it to 15? I am the queen of multi-tasking, so even if I am awake for those 15 minutes I’m also likely to be feeding the baby and paying bills online at the same time.

There are some things I remember doing that brought relaxation:

  • Writing in my journal
  • Watching a good television show or movie
  • Reading a book for pleasure
  • Taking a walk…not easy during the Chicago winters

I’m interested in hearing from the readers. Is it really possible to achieve work-life balance? If so, what are some things you do to make sure you stay in sync?

Ok…baby’s crying. Guess today’s 15 minutes are up. 🙂

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, Founder of Inspired Marketing, Inc., helps overachieving women entrepreneurs conquer limiting beliefs and create marketing plans that grow their businesses. This includes one-on-one marketing plan development, digital product creation, web design and content marketing. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog,

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