When it comes to your daily routines and making the most out of every minute of your day, some days don’t always go as planned. We are all constantly juggling life and trying to find a balance. How do you even make sense of a balance between work, kids, spouse, exercise, spirituality, extra curricular activities, vacation and friends?! Not to mention, with the advancement of technology, every sort of communication from email, text, phone calls, to social media, we have everything we need to know right at our fingertips. Time is of the essence. It is hard to focus on one thing, when there are so many distractions.
Life is for sure a balance act at all time and for all ages.
I think balancing your life first comes to realization when you leave home and go away to college. Or it may start when you start a job/career after first leaving home from high school. Balancing school/work, freedom, and adjusting to life on your own can be tricky.
If you did attend college, once you graduate you learn to balance your first real job, along with the lifestyle that comes along with it. Finding a job that will pay enough initially to provide a particular lifestyle is what makes the responsibilities of life become a reality.
You may then move on to get married at some point. Finding a new balance of working, your relationship and creating a home for you and your spouse is an adjustment. Compromises will need to be made to help meet that balance you are looking for and need from life to be happy.
A lot of the time a baby will come into the picture at some point as well. A whole new perspective of balancing your life will now unfold. “Sick days” have a whole new meaning, haha. Now you find yourself balancing work, family, child care, and still holding on to a social life. You and your spouse find a new balance of working together to balance each other’s lives for your family.
As you go through the different stages in your life and work on your balancing act, don’t forget to live your life too. Don’t let your life become a juggling act. Take each step with care and remember to live for the moment!
No matter what stage of life you are in, this quote will apply to you and I love to reference back to it when everything seems out of control –
“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”
― Dr. Seuss,