There is No Such Thing as Balance

There is No Such Thing as Balance

“There is no such thing as balance. There’s work, and there’s life, and there’s no balance,” Sheryl Sandberg , COO of Facebook in 2012 In some respects, I agree with Sheryl’s statement that there is no such thing as balance.  As a working woman and entrepreneur, I quickly began to understand that the belief of “when I find balance” or wishing for “balance” in my life was really just a load of crap!  There is no such thing. But what there is is living a life in harmony with my beliefs, my desires, and what is most important to me. Balance implies that everything is equal and stationary; life is just not this way. Nature itself is never in a state of balance but rather it all lives in harmony. The natural world is in a constant state of flux and so are we. But what we do have, that nature does not have, is the ability to transform our experience so that we live in harmony with life. Here are just a few ways to live life in harmony: Accept your loved ones as they are today. You can’t change people. Period. What you can do is change who you are and know that as you change, the way you interact with your loved ones will change too. Allow no one to make you feel ashamed, guilty, or insecure. No one has the permission to make you feel you anything. Actually, you allow others to treat you the way they do. Without your consent, they just can’t treat you like crap. Instead, spend more time with people who...