Prioritizing Your Health: The Importance of Maintaining a Work-Life Balance

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is essential to prioritize your health. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the demands of work and neglect our personal well-being. Neglecting our health can have serious consequences for our physical and mental health

My Experience

I was completely burnt out and felt like finding time and energy to devote to eating healthy and being active was time I didn’t have. When I wasn’t working, I was so exhausted I didn’t have the energy to do anything. I felt like losing weight and getting healthy were impossible.

Somewhere in my life I’d been taught that the needs of others were more important than my own needs and I was literally sacrificing my health, often for colleagues and clients that didn’t appreciate it anyway.

Now I come first. I know that I can’t be my best for my children, my team or my clients if l’m burnt out from always putting them first. I’ve learned that it’s ok to turn away business if I don’t have the capacity to handle it or it’s not aligned with my values. I’ve learned that it’s ok to say no to people and if someone has a problem with that then they are likely someone I don’t want in my life anyway. Most of all, I’ve learned that I deserve good health and that I was being a martyr by sacrificing my own well being to prioritize the needs of everyone else.


Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is important for your physical and mental health. It helps to reduce stress, prevent burnout, and improve overall well-being. A balanced lifestyle can also lead to increased productivity, better relationships, and a greater sense of fulfillment. Business News Daily has a great article about “How To Improve Your Work Life Balance Today”, I strongly recommend giving it a read if you are ready to make the change and focus on your work life balance.


Achieving the work-life balance you want and prioritizing your health includes setting boundaries and limits on your work hours, scheduling time for exercise or other physical activities, taking breaks, establishing a consistent sleep routine and practicing relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga.

It’s very important to communicate your boundaries and needs with your employer and colleagues, and to prioritize some self-care activities that bring you joy and fulfillment. This can help to reduce stress, prevent burnout, and improve overall well-being. A balanced lifestyle can lead to increased productivity, better relationships, and a greater sense of fulfillment!

By prioritizing our time, setting boundaries, and being mindful of our choices, we can create a fulfilling life that includes both career and personal pursuits. Remember, finding balance is an ongoing process, so be patient and kind to yourself as you work towards creating a life that works for you.

One step in the right direction for taking some time for yourself and your health is to join my 3 Day Walking Challenge June 15-17th. This is a virtual group for ANYONE that is ANYWHERE. The goal is just to get our bodies moving with a community of like-minded individuals to try and begin a new habit.
Join the group here and Walk This Way with me!

Leanne Townsend Lawyer and Divorce Coach
Leanne Townsend is a multifaceted entrepreneur and attorney experienced in the areas of family law and domestic violence. She provides a full range of family law legal services in addition to running workshops and other programs to support people as they go through divorce.

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