Work. Life. Balance (Go Pack Go!)
Reading emails this morning and I got this heading in my inbox and stopped to do a little reflecting.
As a REALTOR, we tend to work when the work takes us. I've had months with multiple closings, and months with one or none. I've juggled a couple of dozen clients at a time, to just a few. I've written 5 offers a week...well, you get the jist.
Fitting in regular exercise is a very difficult thing. Articles talk about time blocking, but my clients don't follow my schedule.
Eating healthy is another challenge. When you're running out the door at 7, all the best intentions to have made meals for a week over the weekend fail when your open house ran over and you've got to write an offer Sunday night.
Also this week we had an interesting chat in our office meetings about facing blame. We tend to blame others, circumstances, fate....we're good at blaming.
But back to today's topic, Work. Life. Balance. ...I've got to look in the mirror and avoid that blame game.
Problem is, I always feel a little guilty if I'm doing something personal during the day. There's always an underlying current that nags me when I'm off on vacation.
However, I can't be all things to all people at all times. Without balance in our lives, without rejuvenation, without worry-free time, we can't be our best for our clients.
And that's important to me.
Yes, I'm struggling to fit in exercise. I'm not a junk food eater so at least that foundation helps -- but healthy salads and veggies still present a challenge. Yes, I love my job so much it tends to be my hobby too... Yes, I am connected to my technology a good 14 hours a day...cell phone, ipad, computer...
Work. Life. Balance.
I'm off for a little down time today. I'm set to cheer on the Green Bay Packers at the NFL Playoff Game between the Pack and the Arizona Cardinals. After living 23 years in the beautiful Midwest, my sports heart belongs to the Packers. Go Pack Go!
I'll call you back tomorrow.