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!

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By Nichole McIntosh FRSA

I am a Jamaican-born British nurse, poet, blogger:, vlogger, podcaster, motivational speaker, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Editorial Advisor of the Royal College of Nursing Institute’s Nursing Management Journal.

I am also the Founder and Director of Maroon Mindset Unlimited Ltd, a consultancy company that works with the NHS and other systems to learn, think and behave differently.

Follow me on Twitter: @McIntoshNichole
Instagram: @tyrese876 or @maroon.mindset
Facebook Page: @NicholeMcIntoshFRSA
LinkedIn: Maroon Mindset

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.

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