Is your private life letting you down? Your public life has raised the bar too high? We are all familiar with this scenario. Think of a celebrity or politician. Person becomes famous then plummets morally in private but is exposed publicly then becomes more famous. Oh the insanity!
How are these 2 facets of ourselves linked, meshed or maybe separate?
Public life – the carefully crafted image we exude. The impeccably turned out family, sleek car, immaculate desk etc.
Private life – the life of chaos, dirty laundry, overdue bills, over-tired kids etc.
Believe it or not, everyone is not what they appear to be. Some people may dread their co-workers, friends or family finding out their dirty little secret - they are not perfect and not always on top of everything!
Thank goodness! Now we all know we are not alone!
We may cultivate either or both personas, consciously or unconsciously depending on what we desire to identify with or as. I am not even going to go down the relationship side of this debate. But either way, it is what it is.
One of the final questions is this: Does the separateness or togetherness of both the public and private add to your life or take away from it? For you and your sense of contentment, no one else’s. This could appear selfish but consider this – if you are calmer, more confident and pleased with the balance you maintain then chances are so are those around you and hopefully they will take from your example.