by Emily Jasper on March 23, 2009
Hey Emily. Congrats for stepping out of the box and posting your first video-blog. They are a great way to connect with your audience on a whole different level.
Balancing work/life is something that seems almost impossible – especially for people in our generation. I ask myself, should I even be worrying about balancing the two at this stage? Or should I lean towards working more and ‘paying my dues’ now so I can have that balance later in life?
It’s a difficult question to answer. But I think the balance beam sways differently for every person. There may be a clear divide at this stage in our life, but the ‘life’ part will start to balance out as we continue on and pursue what we’re passionate about.
I wrote about the concept of work/life balance (haven’t we all) last month – check it out! http://blog.lifewithoutpants.com/work-life-is-there-a-balance/
I also wrote about the importance and art of list-making. Something I am a firm believer in and think can help restore sanity to an otherwise unbalanced life. http://blog.lifewithoutpants.com/make-a-list-check-it-twice/
Really enjoyed the video – Keep it up!
Hey Emily! Firstly congrats on the first. Well done I say.
Balancing work and life has been a constant struggle for me and I have a feeling I probably will never figure it out. Guilt is what holds me back from taking time off work to invest more time in family / friends. And staying back at work has always, always won.
Although, I do agree with Matthew on making a list to get things sorted in the larger scheme of things. I’m quite a control freak when it comes to making lists, and prioritizing items within them, and then rewriting them in order of priority. Yeah…I know…I’ve been called crazy by people before 😉 But I’ve learnt it makes life simpler. Writing down what you have to do, is like downloading all the clutter from my head onto paper and then sifting through it in an orderly manner.
Good luck with prioritizing. Ciao!
Sabera – believe me. I get plenty of crazy looks when people see my lists. I write, then rewrite them many times – but being able to visually organize my thoughts really helps. To each is/her own. I’m a dorky list maker, I embrace it and move on 🙂
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