5 Ways to Regain Balance When Life Goes Upside Down

When our world is spinning, seemingly out of control, freelancers can many times struggle to regain our footing.  Nuno Bettencourt and Gary Cherone, from the band Extreme, used to sing "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" as if the world was a merry-go-round and if we could just "disconnect" and "get off the ride" we could regain our footing.  But as a freelancer, we may not be able to get off since we have to find a way to put food on our table or pay our rent/mortgage.

During these times of turbulence, feeling completely drained from balancing work, family, and friends, we must remember that we are all human BE-ings and not human DO-ings.  A friend of mine told me that "purpose becomes lost when we only focus on doing without being."  So in times of stress and struggle, I would encourage you to consider a few of these steps to help regain your footing and balance.