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The Secret of How to Achieve Work-Life Balance

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Do you want to learn how to achieve work-life balance, but keep hearing it’s a myth?

Truth is, it’s a real thing. You can have it, but you really got to be clear on this one thing first before you can have it. 

Today I’m sharing the number one thing that you need to address so that you can ultimately achieve the work-life balance that you had initially started your business to try to have. 

How I learned how to achieve work-life balance

I’ve been a single mom since my son was five months old, so if there’s anybody who understands work-life balance, It’s me.

Over the years I discovered that I have a “tell” when my work balance isn’t working out for me.   When you figure out your own “tell”, it’ll make it a possibility for you too. 

What’s your “tell”?

If you’ve followed me for any length of time on my platforms, you’ll know I’m an overwhelmingly positive person.

When I’m overworked, I start getting really negative and stop engaging with other people.  I stop looking forward to going to work every day and am generally really low in energy.

These are all huge “tells” for me.  Worse yet, when I get this way I start taking action on things that aren’t necessarily in alignment with my priorities.

The danger when you’re not balanced

When I’m overworked, I also have a tendency to want to force outcomes as well as to take whatever action necessary in order to make it happen. 

So if I wasn’t aware of my “tell” and how I get when I’m working too much, then it would be that much more difficult for me to realign and refocus my work so that I’m back in balance again. It also helps me not feel as negative and I can bring my positive energy back.

How to achieve it

For me, once I am able to identify it’s happening, I then make some changes to my habits to force myself back into balance.

For each and every individual business owner, this is gonna be different but here are some things that can help.

  • Try working less.  Either shorter hours or adding a few 3 day weekends.
  • Get clear on your immediate priorities
  • Say no to anything that isn’t a priority

Want even more actionable strategies? You can check out this post too.

In Summary

One of the easiest ways to keep your work-life balance in check is by identifying your “tells”.  

That way once you notice yourself starting to feel them, you can take a few steps back to recharge, reprioritize, and rebalance.

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Have a question on how to make this work for you? Leave a comment, I’m here to help.

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Do You Think You Need a Digital Detox? Here’s How to Do One

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How many social media addiction symptoms can you spot?

Does scrolling comments on the news on Facebook make you incredibly anxious?  Or do all the beautifully curated images on Instagram make you feel unworthy? If so, you may benefit from a digital detox.  

Social media addiction is something I’ve personally struggled with.  I love it but it becomes way too easy for me to start overdoing it. Over the years, I learned how to quickly identify if I needed to take a break.  I also created an easy, step by step plan to “detox” whenever I found my bad habits sneaking back up on me.

By the end of this episode, you’ll know how to tell if a digital detox would be good for you, as well as exactly how to do it.

What is a digital detox?

According to Wikipedia:

“Digital detox refers to a period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic connecting devices such as smartphones and computers.[1] It is regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress, focus more on social interaction and connection with nature in the physical world. Claimed benefits include increased mindfulness, lowered anxiety, and an overall better appreciation of one’s environment.”

It helps people kick their internet addictions.  This is a real thing now called IAD, or Internet Addiction Disorder.  

According to Wikipedia:  

“Internet addiction disorder (IAD), also known as problematic Internet use or pathological Internet use, is excessive Internet use that interferes with daily life. Addiction, defined by Webster Dictionary as a “compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal”, was traditionally used to depict a person’s dependence on a substance. More recently, the concept has been applied to behavioral dependence[1] including internet use.[2] The problem of Internet addiction evolves together with the development and spread of the Internet. As adolescents (12–17 years) and emerging adults (18–29 years) access the Internet more than any other age groups and undertake a higher risk of overuse of the Internet, the problem of Internet addiction disorder is most relevant to young people.[3]”

What can you get addicted to?

Some common media that’s easy to get addicted to includes Social Media, Dating Apps, Cell phone alerts, News Outlets and Googling.

How do you know if detox is right for you?

Check out today’s episode to find out.

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