4 Work-Life Harmony Myths That You Should Know

March 29, 2024

If you think that work-life harmony is as simple as having equal time for work and family, then I’ve got news for you: that advice is completely wrong.

In this blog post, I’m going to show you the TRUTH about work-life harmony.

Not only will I reveal the 5 most common work-life harmony myths, but I’ll give you evidence and insight that can help you get on the right track.

You can do it all perfectly.

  • Society, culturally, and even early upbringing have implied that a woman’s role is to do it all – wife, mother, manager of the household, and work. We are expected to fulfill all roles perfectly. If you go on Instagram or Facebook, you can see post after post of a picture-perfect life. If you don’t, you are not considered a good mother, wife, Christian, etc. 
  • It is a lie. It is impossible to do everything well. By striving for perfectionism, we are setting ourselves up for failure. We are also setting ourselves up for an internal cycle of shame and guilt for not living up to internal and external expectations.
  • What to do instead: Pick the top 1-3 priorities in areas of life and do those well. For example: be present and attentive as a mom even though your house is messy and there are toys everywhere. It is quality over quantity that matters. Our time and energy are limited. It can be channeled to the most important areas of life.

Work-life harmony means equal time for work and family.

There is a perception that you can carve out equal time for work and family, and life will be good.  If you have equal time for both, then you will accomplish everything you want in work-life harmony.

  • This is not true. At any given day, there is an unequal balance of time. For example, if the kids are sick, you will be taking care of them. Your time for your business is less during that time frame. Another example: your kids are away for camp, which leaves you with more hours to work on your business. 
  • What to do instead: Glance at your upcoming week. Is it a heavy week of appointments at school, business, or other obligations? Take this into consideration in terms of how much you will get done in your personal life and business.

You need a nanny, housekeeper, VA, employees to have work-life harmony

  • In order to get everything done, you need to outsource everything. Outsourcing everything will save you money and time.
  • This is not true. You don’t need an entourage to have work-life harmony. You can use what you have and can afford. 
  • What to do instead: Outsource strategically what you need to do in your personal life and business. Take into account that you will need to oversee and train the person initially (onboarding) so that it runs how you like. Also, consider if this is a short-term or long-term commitment, as well as financial implications.

Being busy means you are productive.

  • We live in a society where being busy is celebrated and rewarded. It doesn’t matter what it is you are working on, as long as you continue to stay busy and work.
  • Being busy does not equal productivity. Being productive means focusing on the important areas of your life. Being busy is working on all areas of life. Being busy could also be disguised as procrastination. Example: working on a sales page but it takes a month because you want to make sure that it is perfect. You don’t work on your pre-launch and launch offer as well as putting your offer out there.
  • What to do instead: Focus on the aspects that would move your business and your life forward. Once you know what areas you would like to work on, keep this in mind as other things pop up to distract you from your life and business goals.

There you have it: 4 Work-Life Harmony Myths That Every Mom Business Owner Should Know. You may not have realized that just creating work-life harmony doesn’t work like it used to.

But as you saw, work-life harmony is more about finding a system that works for you rather than trying to do it all.

Which of these did you find most surprising or grind your gears the most?

If you had an “aha” moment or just realized how much you need to shift in order to have more time in your personal life without sacrificing time and money in your business.

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This is something I will support you with inside the Biz Mom Balance Blueprint where you maximize the time you have. I will take you from struggling with having time in your busy life to creating a business that works around your family and crazy schedule so you know what tasks to prioritize in the small pockets of time you have each day so you get more done in less time. 

With love, 

-Dr. Celia

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Meet Dr. Celia!

As a mama of 1, my  mission is to help ultra-busy moms who want to create a business that works around your family and crazy schedule so you know what tasks to prioritize in the small pockets of time you have so you get more accomplished during the day —  and finally start to love your business again.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

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