With all of the things that makes my life extremely busy – teaching multiple college classes, meeting with clients, authoring online nursing content, writing blog articles, providing direct patient care, networking, tending to my vegetable garden, cooking, cleaning, and providing for my adorable kitties and my soon to be husband, people often ask me, “How do you do it all!?” To be honest, on some days, I feel like I am a well-oiled machine, where I easily keep up with all that I do. On other days, I do absolutely nothing productive – except for devoting time to pamper myself and take a mini vacation!
You see, I believe that it’s all about achieving a healthy work-life balance. It is absolutely imperative that we take time out of our hectic lives to SLOW DOWN and take it easy. I mean it’s super easy for me to bust out a 55 hour work week, but that is no longer one of my life goals. Since I have experienced burnout pretty early within my nursing career by not taking the time out to relax and forget about work for a day – or seven, I now make fun and relaxation a regular routine!
Here are some of the strategies that I have implemented in my life that has helped me to gain an extremely satisfying work-life balance: [Read more…] about Life in the Fast Lane: Finding the Balance