Compassionate living PhD student Positive living! Work study life balance

Balance is the key to life: Pursuit of work-study-life balance!

The pursuit of work-study-life balance can feel like a relentless battle with peaks and troughs of mixed emotions. Some days, I feel it is working while other days can feel like I’m trekking up Mount Everest. Still, like Maya Angelou so eloquently said, “I rise”. I rise because I know it is worth doing. I rise because I know I have what it takes to achieve. I rise because others, including my own children, see me as an inspiration and role model. Ain’t no stopping us now …

I often feel this way too πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡


Other times, I feel like this. In perfect balance!  πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

A winner never quits and a quitter never wins so guess which one I will be?

Have you managed to achieve the balanced life that evades many? Share your secret! Go on! 

Have a great weekend!

Featured images:

By Nichole McIntosh FRSA

I am a Jamaican-born British nurse, blogger:, podcaster, motivational speaker, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Editorial Advisor of the Royal College of Nursing Institute’s Nursing Management Journal. Founder and Director of Maroon Mindset Unlimited Ltd.

Follow me on Twitter: @McIntoshNichole
Instagram: @tyrese876

2 replies on “Balance is the key to life: Pursuit of work-study-life balance!”

Still working on the balance. For me, I put a plan down on paper. Then I go about working the plan. I have to rearrange the parts that don’t work or that I have no control over to minimize the chaos. I write, have two driving jobs and plan to start my short stories. I also find time for the blogging classes and other learning venues that are appropriate for what I am doing. I wanted to blog everyday. I am close. I also realize that I love reading what others are sharing so I had to adjust my plans to acknowledge my peers (also considered a learning venue.) I wouldn’t be where I am without the encouragement, the wisdom, the experiences, etc. I believe my secret is to just keep tweaking until I have the right mixture. When the situation changes, I change the plan accordingly.

Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.