Most beginner homesteaders start with the ambition to achieve financial freedom or work from home. So, how do you achieve work life balance as a homesteader when you’re working on getting yourself to your homesteading goals?
I wanted to share this conversation with you today because its a common discussion around our family dinner table, its a common dream of our families and I know most people really struggle making ends meet these days both financially and in balancing the needs of family life, homesteading and full time jobs.
If you’ve been around here long, you know that we both work full time have small children and huge goals to retire early and just enjoy our lives.
Life isn’t easy, obviously, for any of us and I want to help encourage you to work on your homesteading goals when times get tough and you’re still trying to balance between work and life.
So in this post, I’ll share with you some journal prompts to help you ease into finding a seasonal balance for you at this exact time in your journey.
What do I mean by a seasonal balance? I mean don’t think of finding balance as fifty fifty for both work and life. Think about where you are in your season of life, what is important to you and how will that help you find your balance?
I challenge you to write a journal, especially as a simple homestead living chick that wants more than the busy life.
Journal Prompts for Homesteaders
1. What does your current work/life balance look like?
Forbes came out with a report about work life balance that probably started more of this conversation and mindfulness about ourselves. see it here.
2. In what ways are you falling behind in your personal life?
3. In what ways are you falling behind in your professional life?
4. How often do you think about personal issues while at work?
5. How often do you think about work issues while at home?
6. How has your relationship with your significant other been?
7. Have you had any problems with your friendships?
8. Are your family relationships friendly or suffering?
9. What is your relationship like with your colleagues?
10. What habits do you feel help your work/life balance?
11. What habits do you think are hurting your work/life balance?
12. What are your current personal boundaries?
13. Do you have any business boundaries?
14. In what ways can you improve your boundaries?
15. Is it hard for you to communicate your boundaries to others?
16. Make a list of people who don’t respect your personal boundaries.
17. Make a list of your personal goals.
18. Make a list of your professional goals.
19. What are your top priorities in your personal life?
20. What are your top priorities in your professional life?
21. How good are you at delegating tasks?
22. Do you like to multi-task?
23. What breaks you away from your focus most often?
24. What do you struggle with concentrating on?
25. How has your productivity been lately?
26. Do you find your home life to be peaceful or stressful?
27. If your home life is stressful, what do you think is causing it?
28. If your home life is peaceful, what do you believe is helping?
29. How good are you at scheduling in self-care?
30. Do you make self-care a priority in your life?
31. When do you feel you are at your best?
32. What does having balance in your life mean to you?
33. What does a good work/life balance look like in your life?
34. How do you know when you need more balance?
35. What brings you joy?
36. What makes you truly happy and peaceful?
37. How often do you experience burnout?
38. What have you noticed causes your burnout?
39. If you work at home, do you get distracted a lot?
40. What are your challenges while working from home?
41. What do you feel are the benefits of working from home?
42. How good are you at managing your time?
43. How often do you get stressed?
44. Are you good at planning ahead?
45. How much planning do you do?
46. Is your schedule detailed or flexible?
47. Are you open-minded when changes occur?
48. Do last-minute changes to your schedule cause you stress?
49. List 3 main reasons you want a better work/life balance.
50. What do you hope to gain from improving your work/life balance?