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Juggling or balancing?

Do you juggle work and family, or do you seek more of a balance?

When I started Virtual Assistant Moms I thought of myself as a juggler, juggling all the different hats that I wear:

  • The Mom Hat
  • The Wife Hat
  • The Student Hat
  • The VA Hat

I’m sure you can add some Hats into that mix.We all have them, and we all wear them, sometimes two at once.

Then all the header/logo nonsense happened and my husband said: “Why do you have a woman juggling anyway? I’ve never seen you juggle, but you do balance quite well.”

Until then I had not thought of it that way.

But do we juggle, or do we balance?

And what’s the difference?

Juggling implies tossing a bunch of stuff up in the air and hopefully catching it before it hits the ground.

Balancing implies giving equal consideration to each part of your life as needed to keep you on your path without falling off.

I invite you to look up the definitions on dictionary.com as well, because you may be as surprised as I was that the definitions for juggling and balancing have a lot of other implications as well.

To me, balancing sounds much better than juggling. It sounds less stressful than juggling. While sometimes I slip into the juggling act, I am always striving for balance.

Balance is what will give me the most satisfaction in my career and in my personal life.  So, that is what I am going to try to achieve during 2010 and beyond.

Will you join me?

About Stephanie Watson

Mom | Wife | Virtual Assistant | Content Strategist
Stephanie has been working from home for over 20 years as a virtual assistant, template bender, and content writer. She's currently transitioning to business coach. You can learn more about her at her website http://www.barrypublishing.com.

Comments

  1. I am totally with you – I want to drop all the balls and learn balance. No more juggling – too exhausting. Dan helped me make a timeline/work/priority chart and I use my timer to make sure my clients all get some love. So far this seems to me the best balance decision I’ve ever made.

  2. That is great about the timeline/work/priority chart. I’d love to see it.

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