I've decided, if you want work life balance, you need to learn something new every day. It doesn't have to be how to speak a new language or build the next great electronic gadget. It could be something small like how to shoot a video on your iPhone and share it on YouTube or how to use a new feature on Facebook.
Most of us feel fulfilled when we learn how to do something new. And that's same goal we're after with work life balance.
Over the weekend, I went to the SheStreams conference. Women and men from around the country had come to talk about the future of social technology. It was intimidating and fascinating. I've always been afraid of technology. There are so many things I don't know how to do. But at this conference, I learned from Jendi Pagano, creator of Simple Vlogging Tips, that taking video and posting it to a blog is a snap using an iPhone and YouTube's editing programs.
Almost every one of the speakers had ventured out into the digital media world with some knowledge and lots of eagerness to learn as they go. They have learned how to create mobile apps, video promotions, blogs, vlogs and podcasts. They've taught themselves from online tutorials on You Tube or other sites, webinars, by asking a friend or by trial and error.
Today, I've used the skills I learned from Jendi to post a video on my website, which is undergoing a makeover. What a feeling of accomplishment!
Next time you dismiss something out right because you don't know how to do it or think you don't have time to learn how to do it, think again. I guarantee you, opening yourself to learning how to do something, no matter how small, will move your cluttered brain from chaos to clarity and bring you a better sense of balance.
See Jendi's tips for Vlogging below! She's great.