Whether physically walking down a narrow path or running a nonstop daily grind, you must have balance. Without it, you will find yourself in the weeds, literally or figuratively. So the question is, how do you keep a balance? I am going to share with you 4 steps to finding balance that will provide a routine. This will take the guesswork out of each day.
Life is composed of so many different blessings as well as distractions all needing or demanding your attention. Each one vying to find its appropriate place in your life. You may have a spouse, children, extended family, work, a home, friends, church. The list may seem endless but one thing is for sure it is manageable. We faced so many different activities, tasks, and responsibilities each day we can find it hard to keep up. It is not just what you need to do but what things are most important. Looking back you don’t want to realize you put the most important things or even more people at the bottom of the list. Follow these four steps anytime you are feeling overwhelmed to help get everything back in its appropriate balance.
The 4 Steps to Finding Balance
- Make a List: Ask yourself and write down those different directions in which you feel you are being pulled. (The things you think, if only I could address this a weight would be lifted).
- Prioritize the items: Place a number beside each item you wrote down on your list in the order of importance to you that they are accomplished.
- Give It A Solution: Write beside each item how you can address that topic. Perhaps what needs to be done, how often, and for how long.
- Schedule It: Place each item into a calendar or organization tool. For some, it is as simple as planning a task-a-day to repeat each week and for others (depending on what their tasks are) they may need to plan to give some attention to each task each day.
Ok, now that I have itemized and relegated our families and all things we hold dear to a list, let me temper this post some with the clarification that sometimes we just have to bring everything down to a fundamental level to make it manageable.
My children and husband, of course, are definitely not just tasks on a checklist, but by placing time specifically for them on a calendar or checklist I can assure that they do not get lost in the day-to-day push. Though it seems harsh when put to paper, I care more about making sure that they make the list and that they do not get overlooked. The best thing about sitting down and laying these things out is you get a sense of peace. You know that what truly matters is without a doubt making the cut each busy day.
When you know that to be true the execution of everything else gets a little easier.
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