Work Life Balance Isn't My Goal

Here is a snippet from one of my weekly encouragement letters…

I’ve come to a decision: I don’t want to achieve work life balance. I know, you wondered what I meant by that, since I’m all about productivity and doing life well... yet here’s what I’ve come to realise, attempting to “balance” work and life isn’t my goal. Because I actually want to enjoy work, and have it part of my life.

Instead of work-life balance... I’m aiming to achieve a meaningful schedule.

We create space for things that matter. Show me your weekly schedule and I will be able to show you what matters to you, or what you see as a priority. I was challenged by a friend to change my phrase “I don’t have time” to “that’s not a priority.” This simple change is what made me realise I don’t want work life balance, I want more of what brings me joy and brings others joy around me.

So yes my schedule will consistent of work and life... yet it’s not a perfect balance and I’m okay with that. One season, work may be a priority and I choose to let that take up more of my time... and another season I may not want to work as much.

So, let me ask you, what matters to you?

Don’t just say “I want a work life balance” because that’s what most people in the industry are striving for... rather what are the things you are choosing to have in your schedule.

I recently polled my instagram followers and some business owners I admire about their process for creating and completing to-do lists.


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The industry is saturated with productivity tips to achieve work life balance, however it isn't always the goal. We need to learn how to manage our time and creating a meaningful work schedule so that we can enjoy life and work together.
The industry is saturated with productivity tips to achieve work life balance, however it isn't always the goal. We need to learn how to manage our time and creating a meaningful work schedule so that we can enjoy life and work together.