Finding the Balance When You Can’t Keep Up
Keep up with what? It could be anything, but specific to our conversation, we refer to your (and our) to-do list, goals, work promised to clients, etc. The topic comes from a question Quinn Rhodes (ze/hir) asked us about maintaining a work-life balance when chronic conditions (like mental health) get in the way — without working seven days a week and burning yourself out (or making yourself worse).
In this episode:
- Create a few boundaries between your work and the rest of your life.
- Focus on productivity in times when you feel good.
- Figure out your priority of what has to be done when you’re not doing well, and do your best to forget the rest.
- Practice self-forgiveness. No one is getting it all done, no matter what social media would have us believe.