If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm an introvert and I like routine/being consistent more often than not. Being introverted doesn't mean I'm shy or I dislike being around people. Rather, it means that I tend to get drained very quickly when I go out and socialize for too long of a period. I need a lot of down time and quiet surroundings to feel re-energized and to feel like myself again. And the routine part means that I like being mindful with how I spend my time and am methodical about it.
Like almost everyone, regardless of profession, I struggle with work / life balance. And most often in life, my largest struggles center around knowing the sweet spot of when is something too much versus too little. At what point is something acceptable vs unacceptable? Where do I draw the line? Much of the time this also might look like a struggle between head and heart, logic and desire. This, of course, not only affects me, but also those around me, especially my loved ones.
I wrote the following post at my 3rd blog site about how I've come to view work / life balance, my needs, in relation to others, their need for it, and how I support them. If you read all the way through, you'll see that this post is relatable to anyone regardless of the lens I filter my personal story through. And if I'm being really honest, it means the post was written as a reminder to myself when I I'm doing too much of one thing vs what I really should be doing.
I hope you head over there to read it: http://bit.ly/2nO3KVE
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