Work/life balance

work/life, balance, stress, downtime, sleep, homeopathy

I’ve been thinking a lot about work/life balance lately and also wondering what it actually means and whether it even exists.

Today I went out to the Southbank with Jonathan and Wilf. We visited the Hayward Gallery to see an exhibition and to take a walk by the river.

Travelling into the Southbank on the tube, I realised it was the first time we had gone out together as a family in more than a year, and probably more like two. It was a small thing, to go out for the afternoon, but felt very special.

I feel like my life is divided into pre-PhD and post-PhD, and I didn’t even do the Ph.D.!

Something else I’ve been thinking about lately is workaholism and technology addiction. Completing a Ph.D. involved a lot of focus and long hours of work for Jonathan. It shaped our family routine and was part of our lives for so long that it became normal.

Work/life boundaries can become blurred when you really enjoy your work.

Ingrained habits are hard to shift.

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With this in mind, it's important to make sure you choose the right person to work with and I know that's a big decision.

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Tell me what's going on for you and ask me all the questions you like. I'll be honest and open about what you can expect from working with me. If I'm not sure that I can help, I'll say so.

If you're in a different time-zone or it just seems easier to email, I'm happy to chat that way too. You'll find my contact form in the menu at the top.

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Read, think, grow

Yesterday evening at 8pm, I plugged my phone in to charge in the kitchen. Nothing different about that, except that before I plugged it in, I switched it off.

Then I made myself a tea, lit some tea lights, sat on the sofa with a quilt wrapped around me, and read a book.

For 3 hours.

After a few minutes, I got up and found some paper and a pen. I wanted to read, but I kept thinking of things I needed to remember. Normally I would have actioned them, usually via my phone or maybe my laptop.

Instead, I wrote them down.

Once I wrote them down I could settle back into my book and enjoy the process of reading. I love reading. I always have. And I love books.

Nowadays I read so much online that I don’t get to properly read books in the way that I used to. I’ve decided I need to change that. Here’s why.

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IS HOMEOPATHY FOR YOU?

I can help you:

Stop catching everything that's going
Have trouble-free periods
Get ready for pregnancy
Sail through your menopause
Get a good night's sleep
Have nice clear skin

AM I RIGHT FOR YOU?

When you want to get yourself sorted out you know you'll need regular treatment for a while.

With this in mind, it's important to make sure you choose the right person to work with and I know that's a big decision.

Tracy Karkut-LawThat's why I offer a free Discovery Call to anyone who is thinking about working with me.

It's easy to book your free call on my Book Now button.

Or, just call me on 07946545040 and if I can pick up, I will. Leave me a message and I'll return your call.

Tell me what's going on for you and ask me all the questions you like. I'll be honest and open about what you can expect from working with me. If I'm not sure that I can help, I'll say so.

If you're in a different time-zone or it just seems easier to email, I'm happy to chat that way too. You'll find my contact form in the menu at the top.

I look forward to hearing from you!

My feelings about screens

Screens selfie

I was at my hormonal wisdom workshop this week and one of the things I spoke about was screens and stress.

Screens are part of the landscape now, whether we like it or not. And mostly, we like it.

My husband and son went to stay with his father for a couple of nights this week. I received a late night message:

‘Dad’s stopped paying the bill, so there’s no wifi.’

He wasn’t happy but it wasn’t the end of the world; he still had his phone and a 4G connection.

My daughter’s phone battery life is limited so until she can afford a new phone she goes everywhere with an additional battery pack.

I take my phone to the park so I can take photos on my dog walk.

Does this sound familiar?

Continue reading

IS HOMEOPATHY FOR YOU?

I can help you:

Stop catching everything that's going
Have trouble-free periods
Get ready for pregnancy
Sail through your menopause
Get a good night's sleep
Have nice clear skin

AM I RIGHT FOR YOU?

When you want to get yourself sorted out you know you'll need regular treatment for a while.

With this in mind, it's important to make sure you choose the right person to work with and I know that's a big decision.

Tracy Karkut-LawThat's why I offer a free Discovery Call to anyone who is thinking about working with me.

It's easy to book your free call on my Book Now button.

Or, just call me on 07946545040 and if I can pick up, I will. Leave me a message and I'll return your call.

Tell me what's going on for you and ask me all the questions you like. I'll be honest and open about what you can expect from working with me. If I'm not sure that I can help, I'll say so.

If you're in a different time-zone or it just seems easier to email, I'm happy to chat that way too. You'll find my contact form in the menu at the top.

I look forward to hearing from you!