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. 🙂