Balance, as in life balance, might as well be a four-letter word because it seems like a no-no for us grinders. I know people who won’t even admit when they are tired or overwhelmed. But if we want our sons, daughters, loved ones, or acquaintances to have balanced lives that include work, rest, and play, then we need to role-model that balance.
If your actions say you can do everything at any time without any help, don’t complain when everyone is happy to let you be Batwoman and save the world. Why doesn’t Batwoman have a sidekick anyway, like Batman, Robinson Crusoe, and the Lone Ranger? And why is she wearing a swimsuit and boots? What kind of crime-fighting attire is that? Superman wore flats and Batman had a butler.
Batwoman is fictional. That’s why. Keep it real. You can do it all but you cannot do it all well. Someone or something will suffer. In the words of Phyllis Diller, “Housework won’t kill you, but why take the chance?”
Delegate, my friend!