What is the one thing you struggle with on a daily basis? If it’s time, you are not alone. We are constantly on the hustle to capture more of this valuable currency that is truly priceless. Whether it’s family demands, career, or personal goals there is a constant battle to prioritize. As our responsibilities grow so does our need for more time.
I remember getting my first apartment and calling my mom in desperation. How could she do it all? She did everything herself, yet managing a job and a household of just one felt exhausting to me. For someone who is just starting his/her career, like myself, it is normal to throw ourselves into work without much balance. All my friends were working long hours so I felt that was the norm. However, the need for a more balanced life was catching up to all of us. We were not being productive or creative anymore because we stopped stimulating our mind outside of work.
Cary Tilds, CIO of GroupM, mentions how work-life balance is integral to your growth as an individual. She argues that if we spend the majority of our time working, our outside perspective diminishes as our experiences become skewed towards our daily job. We all love that person at the dinner party who can speak about art, history, finance, politics and current events around the world. How do they do it? Personally, I think it’s a balance of work, pursing passions, and not forgetting to play. When we are mindful about the ratio among those pursuits, we are more proactive towards achieving balance. Don’t forget - the days are long but the years are short.
Looking for More Time.