March 4, 2020

Balanced not Busy: Avoid Burnout with Ciji Townsend

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Balanced not Busy with Ciji Townsend

Our guest for episode 69 of #WorkYourPlan with Kendra is Ciji Townsend, the Founder of Balanced Not Busy, a space for go-getters to find rest. She inspires, encourages and empowers as a public speaker, wellness advocate and host of the Being BALANCED podcast.

In this episode Ciji and I discuss how to

  • proactively make our physical health and wellness “practice” a priority
  • handle the expectations we get from other people that keep us busy and
  • implement tools/systems into our personal and professional life that help us work our plan


Listen to Ciji talk about the tools she uses to live balanced not busy:

The Additional Tools & Resources Ciji recommends are listed below:


  • YouVersion app
  • First 5 app from Proverbs 31 Ministries


  • Life Planner by Erin Condren
  • Simplified Life Planner by Emily Ley


  • Balanced Black Girl
  • Mediocre to Masterful



“Stop saying you need to make time for it. You need to realize without this you won’t have time for anything else.” – Ciji Townsend

“Communicate early and often…don’t communicate one time and hope people remember (what you need).” – Ciji Townsend


Show Notes:

Connect with Ciji Townsend: Website: Facebook: Instagram: @balancednotbusy

Being Balanced Podcast

TEXT ‘FIND BALANCE’ to 66866 to be added to Ciji’s newsletter.

Blissdom Conference

Calm app

Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up by Jerry Colonna

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequest

Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington


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