How do you balance work and home life?

I don’t work in a job, but I do volunteer.

That can be tough.

I love it, but getting the balance of volunteering right, alongside my other hobbies and stuff can be quite difficult.

During the pandemic, I volunteered 5 days a week.

It was stressful, I won’t lie. When my mom was ill last year, I stepped back and volunteered less.

Now that the pandemic is over, I volunteer maybe 2 sometimes 3 days a week.

If my own mental health is poor, I can be flexible, and volunteer less.

I’m glad that my supervisor gets it, and is understanding.

I do really love what I do, and I love all of the clients.

However, I feel it is important to destress, unwind, and that is why I have hobbies like reading.

All work and no play makes for a very unhappy and a very unhealthy life.

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

16 thoughts on “Balance”

  1. We lived a life of all work and no play and it cost us our ability to work. Something had to give way, and it was our health. We were just disposable to the job and former colleagues, it turned out. People talk about bouncing back from “long term burnout” when it’s just 6 months lol. That’s not long.

    If we manage to work again after our move, we have our fiancé’s support with us going to be real picky with hours. We’d have part time school anyway, so we have to focus on that and build up.

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      1. Definitely learning from you and others to have balance and that it’s okay to need time to heal and recover ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  2. I worked as a volunteer teacher’s aide for five years before I retired so I know how demanding it can be. I’m particularly impressed though, by your recognition of the need to balance your life commitments. -huge hugs-

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