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It is Fall and the kids are back in school.  Now is the time to really focus on that work-life balance that we all strive for.  Just remember, it is hard, no one can perfectly balance their work life and their personal life, everyone feels like something is being neglected.  It is especially tough for working moms, we feel pulled to be at home with our kiddos.  But we also want careers and be our own person, am I right?  Even when they are school aged (like mine are), you are still pulled to help out with the fundraisers and parties (Halloween at the end of the month – yikes!!)  It is a constant struggle.

One of the reasons I haven’t been attending to my blog, because when I am at work, I am seeing clients, and when I am home I am in “home mode.”  Focusing on kids and housework and well, you know the drill.  It takes a true commitment to stick to focus on one thing at a time, which is why I am going to work on committing to writing my blog more often.  The trick is, you have to schedule and commit yourself whole heartedly to whatever it is you are doing.  If you are home with your kids, but constantly checking work emails, you are not really “home with your kids.”  If you are at work and constantly looking up Halloween party ideas on Pinterest (yea, guilty),  then you really are not at “work.”

Now granted, we all need a break from time to time, I get it.  And I know emergencies come up, you have to take phone call from home, or call the school while at work, it happens.  But overall, is what I am talking about.  It is actually part of mindfulness, to be mindful of where you are in the moment.  And actually be there, be present and truly be there.  If you are able to do that, you will feel more balanced in life.  Give it a try, you will see.

Author: Amanda Ranalli LPC

I am a Licensed Psychotherapist with a Private Practice and 20 years of experience.

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