Designing Your Ideal Day: Balancing Work and Personal Life

Welcome to Week 2 of our July series on time management and finding balance and harmony in your life as a high-achieving career working mom. Last week, I shared the importance of aligning your daily priorities with your core values. This week, we will delve into designing your ideal day to balance both your professional responsibilities and personal life, ensuring that your actions align with what matters most to you.

Creating Your Ideal Schedule: Designing your ideal day is not just about productivity; it's about creating a life that aligns with your values and brings you joy, harmony and fulfillment.

Here are practical steps to help you achieve a balanced day:

1. Identify Your Priorities: Take time to list your top priorities both at work and in your personal life. These could include tasks, activities, or goals that align with your core values.

2. Time Blocking Technique: Use time blocking to allocate specific times for different tasks. Block time for work-related activities, family time, self-care, and other priorities.

3. Incorporate Self-Care and Family Time: Ensure your schedule includes dedicated time for self-care activities and quality moments with your family. This not only rejuvenates you but also strengthens your relationships.

4. Flexibility and Adaptability: Be flexible and willing to adjust your schedule as needed. Life is dynamic, and being adaptable allows you to handle unexpected events without feeling overwhelmed.

Scripture Reflection: "Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." - Psalm 90:12

This scripture encourages us to be intentional with our time, recognizing its value and using it wisely. By numbering our days—understanding the limited time we have—we can prioritize what truly matters and find wisdom in our daily decisions.

Designing your ideal day is not just about productivity; it's about creating a life that aligns with your values and brings you joy and fulfillment. As you implement these strategies this week, remember that balance is achievable when you prioritize what matters most. Stay tuned for next week's blog post where we'll discuss identifying and eliminating time wasters to further enhance your time management skills.

Thank you for joining me on this journey towards a more balanced and fulfilling life. Together, we can create schedules that honor both our professional ambitions and personal well-being.


Being a working mother and wife can be very challenging. Planning your work and working your plan helps us to create and maintain work life balance. This Flourishing Self Care Planner will empower and equip you for your daily task and help you prioritize and align your core values.