I hear from a lot of women that they constantly struggle to find a work/life balance. They want to know how to achieve balance while still being the best at everything, in any situation. Of course, we all struggle with this: how to balance all the different things we’re juggling. But the bottom line is, balance is bullshit.

There is no magic advice that will help you feel perfectly balanced all the time. I do have some tips, though, to help you assess and improve your situation overall—so you can feel more in charge of your time, your priorities and your life.

Tip 10: Take Vacations.

I used to think that people were slackers who took vacation. Wow, was I wrong.  What I have learned is that the people that are out vacationing and detaching from work are the smart ones; they come back ready to engage, feeling invigorated and creative. Those that do not vacation too often feel burnt out and resentful. 

Make time to be with your loved ones away from work. Completely detach. Make memories you will never forget. Vacation also helps your state of mind by giving you and your family something to look forward to! It doesn’t have to be an elaborate trip, it just has to be time with the people that mean the most to you.

Take time to vacation and explore all that the world has to offer.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.