When I first started working after college, I can’t remember ever having to make much of an effort to balance my different lives: personal, work, social, fitness. Back then, it seemed easier to make time for everything.
But as I got older, new interests hijacked any free time I had and the concept of prioritization became something I struggled with. I saw my friends and colleagues make different choices to fit everything in and their reasons for “why this and not that” were as unique as they were. We were all trying to find more hours in the day.
Balance can look like a million different things to different people. But to find it always starts with finding your authentic self. It’s about being honest about what matters to you and then choosing to make time for those things. But one thing that I’ve noticed does help, is having your own “urban island” — that oasis in the big city (and in life) that helps you find balance. For some people, it’s a physical place but for others, it’s working out, another hobby, trying new restaurants, researching their next travel destination, Netflix binges, etc. It’s your modern day happy place; your real life zen den.
I’m really excited to introduce a series that we’re relaunching this month called #MyUrbanIsland. This is a project that I came up with even before KR launched and it’s really evolved into something more than just interviews- it’s really about women sharing knowledge. Each week we’ll feature balance masters that we admire and learn more about them and their “urban island.”
This month, we also look into: athleisure brands to rock the gym-to-life look; how to be post-productive for your astrological sign; the best clean beauty brands that we’re currently loving; our round-up of the best summer NYC events; how to comb through the crazy amount of health and fitness blogs to find worthwhile clean eating inspo and recipes; and more.
And be sure to head on over to the shop and out some new pieces (including new favorite, the Wren Necktie) if you haven’t yet.
Here’s hoping to July goes by a little slower than June did.
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