Finding Balance


I’m exhausted. It has been a ridiculously busy week. It feels like everything and everyone is going at a million miles an hour, and like the train I am on is about to come off the tracks. It feels like I have multiple plates spinning and I may not get to them all. Work has been an incessantly constant stream of meetings and emails and projects to keep moving forwards, and it feels like I’m only getting busier and busier.

For once my creative juices are flowing and I have blog posts and vlog ideas coming out of my head, but no time to capture and finish them all. I have personal emails and actions waiting for me to respond to, and most importantly I have my family who I want to spend quality time with each and every day. There is so much going on I am starting to feel like all the lines are blurring and my worlds are about to collide. It’s a mish mash and constant flow of things to do, and I can’t help but start to feel a little overwhelmed. For the first time in ages, I went into the weekend dreading the following week. Work completely encroached on my weekend (psychologically) and for the first time in a while I was dreading work. I recognise the signs, and for me this is what the beginning of being stressed looks and feels like. It’s not a healthy place, and I don’t like it. I don’t want to get lured back into that place where work consumes me. I need to get back to that delicate equilibrium that I had finally managed to achieve. I need to find my balance.

Can you help me find my balance? What do you do to maintain a healthy work life balance? How do you manage the stress and what do you do to stop yourself feeling overwhelmed?

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10 Comments

    • My Petit Canard
      September 30, 2015 / 8:47 pm

      I think it’s a constant struggle for most of us by the sounds of it, a comfort in itself x

  1. October 1, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    You too hey?! I thought it was just me that felt this way. in order to take some control of what i want to achieve over the course of the week i write a lot of lists and keep a notebook by my laptop. a diary is handy too. #sharewithme

    • My Petit Canard
      October 2, 2015 / 2:00 pm

      They all sound like really good ways of keeping on top of things, but more importantly feeling like you’re keeping on top of things. Nice to know I’m not the only one that feels like this at time. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment 🙂

  2. Amanda
    October 1, 2015 / 7:05 pm

    ahhh Hun I often feel like this and so end up prioritising things according to happiness and necessity – for me my blog always ends up way down the list of priorities in order to find a balance!

    • My Petit Canard
      October 2, 2015 / 2:03 pm

      I’ve never thought of prioritising in that way, what a good idea! I might try it and see how that goes 🙂 thanks for the idea, happy Friday! X

  3. Jenny
    October 5, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    Oh I really wish I had the answers for you darling as I am looking for the same work/life/blogging balance and it sometimes it can be so overwhelming especially when the three all run in together sometimes. The best thing I do is to make lists and prioritise what is most important and just start checking things off as you do them to help keep you guided. sometimes just take down time grab a cup and read a magazine and ignore the work you are better doing it recharged anyways. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me I hope to see you again soon #sharewithme
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    • My Petit Canard
      October 5, 2015 / 7:20 pm

      Oh thank you lovely, appreciate you sharing what works for you. I think the really practically things help, I just need to somehow try and let some things go so that I stop feeling so overwhelmed at times. I know it’s not possible to do everything all the time, but I still can’t help but feel like I should be able to!

  4. November 20, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    I can help you! Read Laura Vanderkam’s book I Know How She Does It. Or maybe I should say, Laura Vanderkam can help you! It’s great. A lot of it is common sense, but for me it really helped to reiterate what I already know and see things from a different perspective. Good luck! P.s. I LOVE the yellow theme xx
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    • March 27, 2017 / 2:25 pm

      I have found that the best way for me to restrain my own busy mind is through meditation and mindfulness, it really does not take long, there is nothing magical about it but it truly allows all these balls to stop spinning as you can deal with one at a time!
      Marie Renaud

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