Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Medicating the Problem (Part 2)

Well, we’re on to part two of our discussion on medicating the problem when it comes to work-life balance. And if you missed part one, you’ll want to stop reading this post, go back to part one, and then come back and continue your reading of part two right here.

Now, I could simply state that all you have to do to get more of your imbalance leveled out (or conquered) is to follow the steps in the “Creative Work-Life Balance” process that I’ve already mentioned in the following blog posts:

Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Steps 1 and 2

Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 3 (SMART Goals)

Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 3 (SMART Goals Cont.)

Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 4 (Scheduling Your Goals)

Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 4 (Scheduling Your Goals Cont.)

Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 5 (Your Real-Life Application of the Steps)

But, it’s not that simple.

In fact, working out the kinks in our balances can be a tricky act. For sure.

So again, whenever dealing with problematic situations such as work-life imbalances in our daily living, it’s necessary to hone in on the root cause of the problem in order to eradicate it altogether. Or else, we’re simply on a vicious cycle of medicating the problem situation at best. Never finding the solution and implementing it but keeping it alive and, unfortunately, well.

And oftentimes, the bottleneck isn’t in the process to progress — it’s in us. It’s our inability to put limiting habits to the side in order to come to resolutions for the issues in our lives.

I see three HUGE limiting habits that halt us in our progress toward eradicating our problems. Check ’em out below:

1. REFUSAL TO PUT IN THE WORK TO IDENTIFY A POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM

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2. KNOWING THE POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM AND REFUSING TO IMPLEMENT IT

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3. KNOWING THE POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM AND PROCRASTINATING WHEN IT COMES TO SOLUTION IMPLEMENTATION

No need to draw this blog post out by going into details on each one of these limiting habits that many of us are intimately on a first-name basis with. They explain themselves without any misunderstanding to be had.

(And without getting into the weeds, I’ll just stay over in the freshly-cut grass clippings and admit that I’ve personally been guilty of falling into all of these categories in one way or another throughout my lifetime and even to this very day.)

REAL TALK!

Honestly, what can I briefly say about all three of them? Well, I can say that they definitely have a major commonality, known as lack of action and/or initiative. And therefore, NO RESOLUTION!

Which brings me to the conclusion of today’s blog post . . .

YOU are the ONLY character in your narrative that can truly turn things around in your storyline. So, my call to action to you today is to pick one of the three limiting factors mentioned above and work it in reverse. Take the action needed to turn your situation around and seek the solution to your problem with the imbalances you face. And once you figure that out, carry it out (sooner rather than later).

Solution

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