Our friends over at eNanny Source recently interviewed Joanne Dougan, M.Ed and creator of Plan C Strategies on the perfect formula for working parents trying to achieve a balanced life. Ms. Dougan believes if you’re willing to adjust your perspective a little, you can achieve the balance that you need.
eNannySource: Can working parents really achieve balance?
Joanne: Absolutely. If there is a will, there is a way, as my mother used to say.
A great place to start is to by defining what “life balance” means. There are people who see it like a scale where the two sides are equally weighted. Other people seek “quality time”, i.e. short bursts of time and attention, hoping that if they do it all they will feel balanced. Another perspective — and the one I subscribe to – balance is about how you look at your life, and focusing on authentic life success is the goal, not the attainment of life balance. (more…)