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Work-Life "Balance" Unmasked: Why It's a Joke and How to Embrace Life-Work Harmony like a Boss

Hey there, fellow life juggler! Let's talk about the elusive work-life balance that's been messing with our heads for ages. Spoiler alert: it's as real as a unicorn. 🦄 Even if you think someone has mastered it, ask them and they will probably give you a big deep belly laugh. 🤣 But fear not, because we're about to dive into the world of life-work harmony like the rebels we are!

These conversations and practical tips come from both my own lived experience of moving towards work-life harmony and the countless conversations I have had with small business owners, busy moms and dads, chronic overachievers and more. Even if you're not ready for change yet, let these marinate in your subconscious. 🧠 

The Perfect Imperfection

So, picture this: you're trying to balance work, family, friends, and everything in between. Sounds like a sitcom plot, right? Well, life isn't a sitcom, and perfection is about as elusive as finding matching socks in the laundry. Let's embrace the chaos and imperfection because that's what makes life interesting!

Practical Tip:

Try creating a "good enough" list instead of a to-do list. Focus on what truly matters and let go of the rest. Your sanity will thank you!

Finding Your Groove

Forget about walking the tightrope of balance; let's dance to the beat of life-work harmony instead. Sometimes work needs more attention, other times it's all about Netflix and chill. Rest is productive. Did you hear that? Let me say it louder - REST IS PRODUCTIVE. Doing nothing is doing something! Finding this groove is like finding the perfect playlist for every moment—except this playlist includes deadlines and dog walks.

Practical Tip:

Experiment with time blocking. Allocate specific chunks of time for work, leisure, and self-care. This way, you're in control of your schedule, not the other way around. You've heard about paying yourself first, right? It's the same thing but with your time.

Present, Not Perfect

Ever caught yourself mentally drafting work emails while your friend spills their guts over coffee? Guilty as charged! But let's make a pact to be fully present wherever we are. Whether it's a brainstorming session at work or a Netflix binge session at home, let's show up like our favorite characters in a sitcom—minus the laugh track. Fully there, fully present like we really actually want to be when that inner demon 😈 isn't trying to run the show.


Practical Tip: 

Practice mindfulness throughout the day. Take a few deep breaths, tune into your surroundings, and savor the moment. It's amazing how much more you'll enjoy life when you're fully present. One of my favorite things is to pause and close my eyes for less than a minute. I focus on what the farthest away sound I can hear is and then the closest. Honestly, sometimes I realize I wasn't hearing any of it - even my own breath.

Hustle Culture, Bye Felicia!

Raise your hand if you've ever felt personally victimized by the hustle culture. *Raises both hands* ✋ 🤚 But guess what? Research says slowing down actually makes us more productive and creative. Like a boat load of scientific data. So, let's flip the bird to hustle culture and embrace the power of taking it slow. We could all learn a little something from cultures already doing this. Thank you Italy, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Netherlands, France and Sweden.


Practical Tip: 

Set boundaries around your work hours. Designate specific times when you're "off the clock" and stick to them like glue. Your work will still be there tomorrow—I promise!

Breaking Free, One LOL at a Time

Breaking free from the hustle mindset won't happen overnight. It's like trying to quit a bad habit—with cravings and all. It's gunna be like an itch you just want to scratch so bad. But hey, with a little humor and a lot of self-compassion, we can kick butt and take names in the game of life-work harmony.

Practical Tip:

Surround yourself with supportive people who understand the value of life-work harmony. Share your struggles and victories with them, and let their positivity fuel your journey to freedom. Speak it out loud so you can get tips and hear what other people are doing. Our Instagram DMs are always open and I'm totally down to send some voice messages back and forth about this.

In a world obsessed with balance, let's be the rebels who embrace life-work harmony like a boss. It's time to ditch the unicorn of work-life balance and dance to the rhythm of imperfection. So grab your favorite snacks, cue the Netflix (or grab a book, go for a hike, lay out in the sun), and let's live our best lives, one laugh at a time!


Work-life balance is a joke, but life-work harmony is where the real magic happens. Embrace imperfection, be present, and flip the bird to hustle culture. Try practical tips like creating a "good enough" list, time blocking, practicing mindfulness, setting work boundaries, and surrounding yourself with supportive people. It's time to kick butt and take names like the rebels we are! 🚀


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