The Myth of Work-Life Balance
We hear the word balance all the time.
Particularly, in the context of work-life balance.
To achieve balance, in the literal sense, would mean to spend equal amounts of time on the different activities we want to balance.
But consider this for a moment - it's an impossible, and perhaps an undesirable goal.
Some activities don't require as much time as others.
Being in great shape can be accomplished in 30 min per day, whereas getting great sleep, or being efficient at work requires around 7 hours per day, on average.
So, balance does not mean equal time spent on the desired activities; rather it should mean appropriate time spent on critical priorities.
Are you intentionally defining what balance means for you in the major areas in your life?