Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Work Life Balance - How do YOU do it?

I'm a workaholic. I admit it. I even blogged about workaholism last month (http://bit.ly/guJEv6). In the past, I've found finding a balance between my work and personal lives difficult.

I'm facing and overcoming that challenge at the moment--but your suggestions and advice are certainly welcome.

You know the old adage When it rains it pours? Well, that's my life right now: it's pouring. Mostly good stuff, but a deluge is still a deluge, right?

Part of my problem is my love for all the "work" things I do: insurance, writing, insurance writing, speaking, insurance seminars, etc. How can I say "no" when someone wants to hire me for a project when I'll absolutely LOVE doing it? Keep in mind that the hiring part involves the forking over over $$ - it's tough to say "no" to that, too.

On the other hand, how can I keep saying "yes" to these wonderful jobs that involve work I love, when the adorable faces of my granddaughters pop into my head--along with the realization that I can to see them whenever I want? Or that I have a handful of friends who would all like to add my name to their dance card? Or that the weather's terrific for walking the dog, or exploring Boston with my daughter, or hanging out with my son, or shopping with my other daughter, or having dinner with Dad, or ...

You get the picture.

How do YOU find a work-life balance?


  1. Doing what you love is such a blessing in itself. You're lucky to love what you do and do so well at it.

  2. I agree with you, M. Thanks for the kind words.

  3. Don't forget the A to Z Challenge started last Friday!

  4. Hi Linda, I stopped by via the A-Z blogging challenge... How do I balance it all - working/writing/family? By a lot of prayer and rushing from one thing to the next! Then, pray some more for energy or a tall cup of coffee!

  5. @ Alex: Thanks for visiting. I'm blogging the A to Z Challenge with 2 of my other blogs (Author Exchange and Linda Faulkner); links to both appear in the left sidebar.

    @ Christy: Prayer and rushing are staples of anyone's work/life balance diet. Being organized also helps. Thanks for sharing.