Simple Guidance for Achieving Work Life Balance

Updated: Oct 20, 2020

This is a short and sweet blog post with a special offer at the end.

Here's why.

In addition to being a Certified Health Coach, I’m licensed in 13 states in Life & Health insurance. It’s the 4th quarter of the year, and this is the busiest time for Annual Enrollments.

So... this is an excellent opportunity to talk about balancing work obligations and our personal life.

I’m an entrepreneur. I have a small insurance broker company and my health coaching business. I started in Human Resources and loved the benefits side. When that company was bought out I stayed with benefits and got my insurance license.

When my health deteriorated, I went back to school to learn more about health and nutrition to help myself and eventually so I could help others as well.

As much as I love health and wellness, I also enjoy helping people understand their benefits and finding the right plans for them.

The reason for this particular blog right now is that I will be taking a break from blogging for the next few weeks. I’ll be back once this enrollment has ended in early November.

As much as I would love to continue to blog about health & stress… it would be too much for me since I also battle Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, and low thyroid.

This week's blog's focus is work-life balance.

It’s ok to ask for what you need, set boundaries, and do what you need to do-- for you.

Sometimes we try to please all the people in our lives. We have obligations and expectations to meet yet we take on more than we can healthily handle mainly because we want the people in our lives to be happy with us. (People Pleasing will be a blog topic for another week. Can I get an amen! I need that?!)

Usually, when we are overcommitted- we really aren’t making people happy because we are frustrated and it shows in what we are doing.

However, have you ever took the time to take a good look at #allthethings that you have committed to? Is there anything you can say no to for a season and pick it back up later?

One thing I love to do with my time and guide my clients with is to create a “Non-Negotiable" versus "Not-Right-Now" list.

That’s where we look at each commitment and see if it is something that absolutely has to be done or is it something that can been done at another time- if at all.

Obviously, family and work are at the top of our lists. I’m a Believer so God is at the very top of my list. I find that prioritizing my day after spending time with God seems to give me more time than if I had rushed right into my day.

Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly. - Psalm 5:3

As much as I love sharing what I’ve learned on my health restoration journey through blogging, I also have to be careful with not overcommitting.

So I will pick back up in a few weeks with topics related to stress and health and everything in between.

In the meantime, I have an easy to read and very helpful action guide to help you get started taking your life back from stress, relieve anxiety, and start the process of healing a painful past.