The Balancing Act of Life
Most of us try to squeeze more into a day than we should. After all, if we are busy that’s a positive thing right? Maybe not.
Balance is key. Without balance we are more prone to illness, injury, depression, and burnout. How do we achieve balance?
- Set priorities and decide what is truly important to you. A common argument is that everything we do is important, but dig deep. Is it really important that you do that task? Could someone else empty the dishwasher, or do the laundry, go to the bank, or do yard work etc…? See my point? It’s good to let go and to leave room for things that only you can do—your job, hobbies, family time, friend time, and volunteering.
- Take care of yourself. If you are lacking in sleep, good nutrition, and exercise how can you give the best you have to what is important?
- Make the Lord number one. I don’t know about you, but my day goes a lot better when I begin it with Him. I try to start my day with reading the Bible. It may not be long, only five minutes, but it’s important for me to start my day that way as it goes better for me when I do.
It’s difficult to say no when someone asks us to do something, but it’s not healthy to over extend ourselves, nor does it lead to good results. Take care of yourself, set priorities, and only engage in what you are passionate about.
Kimberly Rose Johnson holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two teenage sons, and their yellow lab. She writes sweet Christian romance and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She enjoys taking long walks with her husband and dog, reading, dark chocolate and time with friends. You may contact Kimberly via her website at http://kimberlyrjohnson.com/