Anisa Purbasari Horton, the author of a recent article in Fast Company, says women may be asking the wrong questions when they try to reach some kind of balance between their work life and their family life.
She explains how she came to search for different questions by saying, “I eventually realized that striving for work-life balance is a losing battle–because everything worth doing usually comes at a cost. And the more I spoke with psychologists, business leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs, the more I realized how futile (and unattainable) the concept is.”
The alternate questions she proposes are these:
- Am I spending my time the way I want to?
Have I set boundaries to protect the most important part of my life?
Are my habits and routines in line with my priorities?
Have I communicated my priorities to the people closest to me?
Do I have a system to identify and prevent burnout?