Last week the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders shared their fifth installment of the DCCdefined series. This week they answered, “What is the hardest part of being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader?” Since we are not on the squad, the Five Points Blue contributors took their take on the question.
Here are their responses to: How do you find balance while working in sports?
Charlotte Jones Anderson
In every aspect of one’s life its important to accept that you can have it all- just not all at once. You have to accept that balance is necessary. And at times its necessary to let the pendulum swing to one side more than the other, whether that is with family, work or any other responsibility. Know when its time to limit your commitments so you can put an emphasis on one, but just know that they can’t all be an emphasis at once– BALANCE is key.
It never hurts to have that person in your life that isn’t afraid to say “DO LESS”.
The key to finding balance is to evaluate my priorities. And now is the perfect opportunity to tell everyone to unplug and enjoy life for what it is: sometimes finding balance stems from the choice to be in the moment.
I find balance by making sure to communicate and spend time with my friends and family who aren’t associated with my job. I truly love my work and have some great friends from work but hearing about the lives of people whose jobs don’t overlap with mine or talking about other interests helps diversify my thoughts, prevents me from becoming overwhelmed, and actually increases my productivity and creativity when I’m working.
In anything in life, your prioritize what’s important to you. Whether it’s a significant other, children or social activities you have to figure out where it fits in the equation. For a single girl like myself, its going to church on Saturday nights in football season and inviting a different friend to every game to spend time with them. But if I had to be totally honest, I’m not sure if I have found total balance. As a single person, it’s a little easier if the balance is off, but I think part of the fun is figuring it out how it all fits together in my different seasons of life. I’ll consider it a work in progress.
I feel like you just simply have to do your very best!! Stay calm and stay positive.
Only by having the world’s best husband and most supportive family am I able to have this dream job. If my husband, Louis, were not self-reliant and carried the load while I’m on the road and working weekends, I would have to find a different job. He gets the credit for any semblance of balance in our lives.
I find balance in my career in sports pretty easily! What I love about working in sports is that Sports & Entertainment brings people together so while it may be game day and I’m working, it’s very likely my friends and family are in attendance as well!
I find balance with two things by making short to-do lists that our prioritized and remembering that I have the 24-hours in a day as Beyonce. So if she can be Bey 24/7, I can figure out a way to get it all done. It also doesn’t hurt that I am very passionate about what I do, so it all feels pretty seamless.
Click here to watch the squad as they answer “What’s the Hardest Part About Being a DCC?”