How do you manage it all?
Hello, we hope you’re having a good summer…many of you might be juggling a lot right now so we hope today’s topic might provide some inspiration…
In this newsletter:
- How do you manage it all?
- Women in Tech Personal Development Coaching Programme
For some of us, the phrase ‘work life balance’ just doesn’t sit right – what does it even mean? Are we ever in balance or is something else going on?
We know from our own lives and those of our clients that many of us have a lot going on at any one time and it is a constant juggle to place our attention where it is most needed.
You might be working, raising a family, taking on the bulk of the responsibility at home, making a change in your work or life, and the added ‘mental load’ is something many of us are also very familiar with…from the BBC Worklife article “The hidden load: How ‘thinking of everything’ holds mums back”:
You can read more about the mental load here.
It can be reassuring to know we are not alone with issues such as these and that is often the feedback we hear from women on our workshops. So what can you do to help…well one way is to look at everything you are doing differently, recognising that you can do it all, but maybe just not all at the same time, and at different times in your life your focus, attention or the emphasis may shift … not everything necessarily requires all of your attention all at the same time – thinking of all you do as part of the ebb and flow of life.
We love this idea of thinking about your life in terms of seasons…as Brad Stulberg recommends….
Or this idea of thinking not about balance but more of a seasaw…
Perhaps spend some time focusing on what is the focus of your life right now or over the next weeks or months – where will you focus your time and energy, what’s important to you right now and what areas require less of your attention right now but can be the focus of your attention at another time.
We hope you find the articles of interest and some help… … you might also like to join us for our next free Work Life Discovery Coaching Workshop – you can find out more and book a place here
Are you a woman working in tech?
It’s not long now until we begin our new programme for Women in tech.
Launching on 10th October 2023 – Women in Tech – Personal Development Coaching Programme… Creating a Pathway to Thrive ……
A programme of 4 workshops for women at all levels who want to:
- take control of their work and life now and in the future
- have their voice heard in a way that’s meaningful to them
- reconnect with who they are and all they have to offer
- identify and challenge any limiting beliefs that may be holding them back and find strategies to build their personal resilience
- value themselves and what they need and want from work and life
- engage, connect and build relationships with others
Working with us testimonial:
If you’re not working in tech but you’d like to explore a programme for your industry or organisation or network then get in touch as we always love to chat through ideas.
All the best and we’ll see you soon.
Emma & Jenny