Well 2020 has started off like the Kentucky Derby running full speed ahead and whipping my arse all the way! I have been juggling work, school, time with family and friends, trying to stay healthy and the very beginnings of a new relationship that was completely not in my plans. It happens when you least expect it is what I have always heard and he definitely was not! Trying to balance everything and still make time for myself has been a bit of a struggle. It is impossible to give one hundred percent to every aspect of your life so that means that when trying to focus on one area there is bound to be at least one other area that starts to falter.
I have previously posted about tools like the Wellness Wheel that can help us check in and see how we are doing in all the areas of life but the truth is, most of us already know where we are struggling. I often feel like I am in a game of Jenga, steadily pulling time and effort from one area and stacking on another and any minute it is all going to come tumbling down on me. This balancing act can be a bit stressful at times and that is why it is so important to stop and be present. It is easy to get caught up in the crazy flow of everything life and not stop to smell the roses. However, I have found when I do take time to slow it all down is when I realize it is all going to be okay.
I have wrote about acceptance before but more from a perspective of accepting others not situations. There are going to be points in life where we just have to accept the fact that we are not going to have the time to do and be the best at everything. As long as you are trying your best that is good enough. Don’t be afraid to ask yourself if some of the things you are trying to add into your day are even worth it. If you are making time for things that really don’t add to your joy in some way can you just cut them out? Now I know that some of you will say you would like to cut out cleaning your home or doing laundry but doing those things actually do add to your joy in the end game.
It is good to re-evaluate your schedules, habits, and routines on a regular basis and ask yourself what can be done better and what can be done away with. I am constantly re-assessing how to make my life more productive and balance everything I want in life. If you are trying to balance so many things that you love you may end up not loving any of it. Do not overwhelm yourself with trying to be everything to everyone. Make sure you are focused on things that are truly a priority to you. Also, it is good to remember, goals can change because we as people are constantly changing. Maybe the passion you felt in one area isn’t really who you are or who you want to be anymore. Big changes may be necessary in order to create a more positive balance. Moving closer to work, changing jobs, going back to school, deciding to have a baby, or even considering working less and traveling more are all big things to consider in life.
Don’t hold back because you are comfortable where you are, push yourself to change and grow. With change and growth you may find that more positive balance you were longing for. Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in a rut and feeling like we have stay somewhere in life out of obligation and I am here to tell you that is not true and there are always options. Those options may be hard to navigate but often, at the end of the day, they are so worth it. So here is to big changes in life and goals in order to find that healthy balance we all desire!
With love, health, happiness & balance..