BALANCE. Ironically this is an area that has always felt lacking in my life. With several wildly different interests and passions, I often feel overwhelmed to manage and excel at all of them. There’s exercise and nutrition. And then of course running a business. I’m also a ceramic artist and manage an autoimmune condition. I also try to connect with family and friends, play outdoors, practice yoga and on and on...
As you can see, I’ve got a pretty full plate. All these things need constant attention, research and practice, in order to learn and grow in each area.
I am sure YOU can RELATE. Fill in the blanks with your responsibilities and passions; raising kids, gardening, exercise, writing etc. Whatever they are, it ALL takes time! That precious commodity we all wish we had more of. If you are like me, you’re alway on the lookout for learning new ways to achieve balance in your life. If you're like me, you're always on the lookout for the next article on how to attain the "Perfect Work-Life Balance".
Today I'd like to explore a different approach.
I’ve included a Ted Talk by Dan Thurmon where he talks about letting GO of achieving the perfect “work- life “ balance” because it’s unrealistic. He instead embraces being “off-balance on purpose”.
I was inspired by his argument that people should let go of guilt derived from trying to achieve the unattainable, and instead live life “off-balance, on purpose.”
Off-Balance On Purpose: The Future of Engagement and Work-Life Balance
Using a compelling visual example, Dan Thurmon showcases how work-life balance is unrealistic. Thurmon shows that by embracing and choosing to be "off-balance on purpose", people have the opportunity to let go of guilt, and spend time learning, growing, serving, and improving one’s self in a meaningful way.
Rolling Forearm Sideplank
SL MB twist
Arm Movements w/ Lifted Heels
Curtsy Lunge with Side Crunch
*Need a visual on what the exercises are?
check out this VIDEO