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#3 Work life balance is that such a thing?

Nā Kahurangi Milne

Kia Ora e hoa mā, I write to you from Tāhuna, Queenstown where we are filming season 4 of Te Nūtube.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Te Nūtube, it’s a tamariki show presented by our daughter Atareta and our niece Te Haakura. Here’s a link to their previous shows: https://www.facebook.com/arataua

We are here to film the girls exploring and experiencing the best of Tāhuna. This includes sight-seeing and vising all the amazing attractions, sharing with their friends and followers some fun and action in Te Waipounamu (ina rā hoki nō Ngai Tahu te tokorua nei 🙂).

I guess we are also here attempting that work life balance we all seem to be chasing. I really believe the term “work life balance” is just a buzz word and that we are setting ourselves up for failure in trying to achieve for that. The reality is it’s just not a thing, and we shouldn’t beat ourselves up trying to be everything! In particular Māmā mā I’m talking to ya’ll!!

There’re days when work is demanding and needs more of your attention. There should also be days however where you can take a back seat and go for that nail appointment, have a long workout at the gym and a liquid lunch with the friends. I call this…..balance!

BUT it needs to be scheduled, committed to just like all of the other meetings, and work things you have booked in your diary.

I also write this blog and remind myself of all of the above! Currently on a plane practising my..wooosaaaaah! Because man 3 weeks on the road with three kids under 10 working and being māmā, managing our kaimahi from afar and just doing heaps of “stuff” has been a bit stressy! Lol

Heoi anō, a good wānanga to have with you all about what “work life balance” actually looks like. He aha o koutou whakaaro e hoa mā?  What do you think?

Ka nui te mihi ki a koe and thank you for reading, we value your time and support.

Drop us a comment below if you have any whakaaro (thoughts) to share we’d love to hear from you.

Kahu x


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