As I continue to explore managing the mental load with my clients, I have noticed that there has been some uprising with regards to finding balance. I saw a video blogger take a plate for each thing she manages as a wife and mother and then smash each plate in an expression to show that balance cannot be achieved. I read an account from another blogger who wrote that there is no such thing as balance. I disagree. For myself and those who come to me for help, balance doesn’t mean perfectly managing life’s obligations. It doesn’t mean that you are not torn between work and home. Balance means that you are managing all the hats that you wear throughout the day without crying yourself to sleep! You are finding snippets of time for yourself and caring for you while also meeting household and professional expectations.
How do we strike that balance? It’s not perfect and not always symmetrical, but striking balance can be simple. Here are 4 strategies that you can implement this month that will help you reduce stress and feel more at ease.
I am a mental health therapist practicing in Henderson, NV. I have found that most of the people that I work with have lost themselves on the road to success. A key component of my treatment approach is assisting people in rediscovering their passions and restoring balance to their lives. This blog contains slivers of wisdom that I continue to discover while assisting people become mentally fit.