Work-life balance… a myth?

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I’ve been thinking for a long time now how to keep my life balanced, how to make sure I do my job well but still find some time for my family, time to relax and ‘recharge’, time for myself.  I’ve read all sorts of planning tips so I can somehow expand time and like that manage to check everything on my daily schedule. I’ve made lists after lists, I try to be as efficient as I can but somehow, time runs out and at the end of the day I discover that I had almost no time for myself.

It’s been going on like that for a while now and it doesn’t look like it’s going to change very soon.

And because everyone is talking so much about the importance of the work-life balance, it’s been making me feel even more unbalanced. It’s like I’m chasing an ideal that I can’t reach. So, I just realised that this whole chasing it’s actually the thing that’s been driving me crazy. This fear of loosing myself in a hectic life is actually more freighting than the reality, and when I see others doing it, it makes me envy them and almost feel like I’m loosing something.

So, I’ll drop the chase, I’ll accept my defeat and I’ll embrace my beautiful unbalanced life. It is what it is, it’s exhausting, but it’s been keeping me in shape with no gym (because I hate working out) and I’m lucky that I have it exactly as it is. I’m lucky for my family, for my work, for my friends (that I can barely have time to talk and meet with). When I’ll get to relax, I’ll make the most of it, I won’t let the moments just pass, I’ll cherish them more…

In this moment of my life, achieving a perfectly balanced life seems impossible, yet I guess it’s understandable when you’re 32 with a child and 3 projects to take care of every day.

So, I’ll probably rest ….. someday.  🙂

Have you achieved a work-life balance?

PhotosSebastian Bacioiu Photography

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