Trying to balance a business, dual careers with my wife, and 4 kids under the age of 5 certainly take a lot of balance. Many times I feel like I am running through life out of balance. But what is balance? It is largely subjective and relative to each person.
So how do I try to find balance in my situation? I am constantly trying to restore order in my life through process improvements and just as important, trying to stay in the moment. Always easier said than done.
Below are a few themes and ideas that I try to follow which coincide with this Fast Company article Why Productive People Get Up Insanely Early;
- The ideal time to work
- Ability to stay away from email during your own peak working hours
- A location that allows you to focus best
Again I don’t have all of these locked down yet either and it is always a case of trial and error in trying to find the optimal solutions because there is seldom just one. I should say that I have been trying to get up at an insanely early hour which is 5 am for me and it is an awfully difficult habit to develop.