I believe that life balance is a myth. I may not sound like a hopeful ‘life balance motivator’, but the reality is, times have forever changed from the simplicity of the fifties ‘stay at home mom’. Gone is the 9 to 5 workday with regular weekends off. I think it’s time we accept that. We’re working longer hours that ever, with most Canadians averaging 36.5 working hours per week in 2007. That translates to a 51.1 hour work week and means less time for leisure or health and fitness, let alone day to day chores. We’re working evenings and weekends, taking fewer holidays, taking on more stress, and neglecting our health and well being in the process. We spend more time trying to find balance than we do experiencing it so maybe it’s time to take a different approach? Life balance is a myth and I think it’s time to choose a new, albeit imperfect path through ‘to do’. The pursuit of ‘perfect balance’ will create tension and insanity in your life as you continually try to do more and be better, only to face dissatisfaction and disappointment when you realize “I’m not there yet?!” This is not to say that there isn’t merit in doing our best every day. We have a responsibility to ourselves and our families to stay healthy, go to work, take care of household matters, feed, clothe and love our kids, to be a good person, and live a respectable life. Refocus your energy from doing it all to simply doing your best. Learn the best ways to prioritize yourself and your time, so even if you are busy and off balance, you have the energy and confidence to get through it. If your day gets out of control, instead of trying to push through and add to fatigue and frustration, you will learn to surrender perfection, and focus on the little things that are already working for you. Should you choose to refocus from the pursuit of enduring life balance to living an off balance, imperfect life, stay tuned. An amazing transformation waits.

Michelle Cederberg and Live Out Loud Speaking and Consulting

Life Balance is possible, even with your busy schedule!  Or IS it? If only one in four Canadians believes work-life balance is possible, what are the rest of us going to do?  Michelle is EXPOSING the Myth of Life Balance and in her lively sessions she reveals the real secret to better life balance.  She makes you think, laugh, and implement REAL change.  With a Masters in Kinesiology, a BA in Psychology, and a specialization in Health and Exercise Psychology, Michelle combines mind, body, and practicality to inspire change!  She has built her career since 1990, as a college educator, personal trainer, fitness coordinator, and author.  As a professional speaker, she shares her experiences in a humorous and realistic way with delighted audiences across North America.  Michelle knows her energy has fueled her business success!  Today, through her seminars and products, she helps people overcome big challenges through a start small solution that really works!

Michelle Cederberg, MKin, BA, CEP

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