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Episode 102: The Real Meaning of Balance and How Women Can Achieve It

Brief summary of show:

How many times have you heard “just find more balance”?

It made me wonder…is balance something that can really be achieved? What’s the true meaning of the word balance to begin with? And how do we achieve it?

In this episode, we dive into the notion of "balance" in life and how it can be misleading. We explore why it often seems to be more challenging for women and why, and I give you my top tips for creating more balance in your life.

This episode is short and sweet, and is packed with insights and practical strategies to help you lead a more balanced life.

Listen in as we talk about:

  • [1:10] The myth of 'balance'

  • [1:50] Why balance seems to much harder for women

  • [4:45] Easy to implement tips to help you find more balance

  • [11:40] The mindset behind 'balance'

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Natalie: People talk about balance, like it's the key to happiness, but for women it can seem impossible to achieve tips on how to find it in your own life.

Natalie: Hi everyone, it's Natalie. I hope your week is off to a great start. I wanna talk about something that's been on my mind a lot lately, and that is this concept of balance in our lives. Seems like everywhere we look, people talk about how important it is to find this sense of balance, but for women it can seem really difficult to do that.

So today, I'm. Floor why that is, and I wanna give you some tips on how you can find balance in your own life, or at least feel like you have balance and happiness. First of all,

let's tackle this myth of balance. Okay? Many people talk about it like, . It's the key. It's the key to happiness and everything good.

But in reality, balance is not a static state. It's a constant, dynamic process of adjusting and readjusting to the demands of life. Trying to achieve perfect balance is like trying to stand still on a moving train. It's impossible. Instead, we need to focus on finding a. and adaptive approach that allows us to juggle all of the things without feeling like we're constantly dropping the ball.

So, .

Why does balance seem so much harder for women in particular? Have you ever thought about that? Well, here's my opinion. In part, it's because of the unique challenges that we women face in society. Women are still disproportionately responsible for caregiving and domestic work, which can make it even harder to find time for our own pursuits.

Women also face systemic barriers in the workplace. We know this like pay. Still today and limited opportunities for advancement. I'm sorry to say we don't want that to be true, but it still is. That can make it harder to achieve a sense of professional fulfillment and balance. But despite all of these things, there are some things that we can do.

To find that balance in our lives, if we even wanna call it balance, I don't know what we would call it if we didn't call it that, because that's what the world calls it. So let's get straight to some tips to get you started. And just before I do that, I wanna remind you, I am so grateful for you being here.