I use the Bible’s simple illustration for work/life balance:
Work for six days. Rest for one day. Repeat.
Although there is a ton of evidence that shows working a full week without rest is scary and dangerous for your wellbeing….it’s easy to do….especially in America!
Finding work/life balance isn’t necessarily the same as overall healthy living, sustainable living, toxic-free living, or anything else I write about.
All of those things are separate. For instance, in this post I break down 5 categories you can evaluate to see if you’re living an overall “healthy” life or not.
Today’s topic, however, is strictly about when to work and when not to…
My work/life balance tip is as simple as this:
- find a job you really like (because you’re going to spend 1/3 of your life there) and work hard at it for six days. “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” – Colossians 3: 23
- Then, choose one day out of the week to rest and stick to the no-work rule! 🙂
- If your full time job is motherhood or homemaking, choose a day where you leave the dishes in the sink, the laundry in the hamper, the bed unmade, the bills untouched, and put off what you normally consider work.
- If you work from home or have a 9-5 at an office, choose a day of rest and unplug from your devices for the majority of the day. Set boundaries by not responding to those emails or scrolling social media.
- Only then, can you go back to your normal work life recharged after 24 hours of resting, having fun, and relaxing.
Don’t stress trying to find this elusive work/life balance for 2019…
Simplify the process in your mind. Six days of work. One day off. Make ’em count!
As always, thanks for stopping by!