Balancing Your Life
Life is a balancing act.
We always seem to be one step away from a fall. We are always trying to move forward with our goals, while trying to balance the various aspects of our lives. Between work, whether you work from home or outside of the home, marriage and family, kids and their activities, chores and spiritual and mental development, we are constantly juggling. If one aspect begins to require more energy, the other areas may suffer.
If you’re a “stay-at-home” mom, you very likely constantly struggle to find balance between the needs of your family and your own needs – for exercise, time to read or be alone, to visit with friends, even to take a long hot shower. (what’s that??)
How do you balance it all? Is balance even attainable? Here’s how to start:
- Assess your life as it is now-Examine the various areas of your life. Your job, home life, marriage, spiritual health. Do you feel drained in a particular area? If yes, you’re probably out of balance.
- Decide to be balanced, and do so continuously throughout the day. My mentor always says that “being overwhelmed is a choice.” We are faced with so many choices to make in one day that it’s easy to go through them without really considering the stress it may cause. We must make a conscious decision to change.
- Set goals (realistic goals) in every area of your life. These goals should cover your relationships, spiritual health, mental well-being, finances, your job and your physical health and wellness.
- Find a support system. Is there a person in your life you can rely on to help keep you supported, motivated, and focused in those hard times?
- Be willing to regularly reassess your life and strive for the balance you want.Finding balance is ongoing…a lifetime event, not just a one time thing. It’s a way of life. Make it part of your lifestyle.
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