So, the struggle is real, and it is real for everyone. That elusive feeling of balance is something that you have to work for, yes, but I also believe it is something that you need to believe in. What do I mean?

Well, I know that balance is hard to find. I’m juggling the pressures of being a facilitator at my school, the picture of what it means to be a great facilitator having to balance with what I am actually capable of as well as all of the outside “things” that I have to get done. I have to balance my running life with my weight lifting life because of injuries. I have to balance writing my novel, writing my blog, and writing in my journal. I have to balance the instinct to say “Yes, sure, I can help you with that,” with the realization that I cannot do everything, and sometimes I must say, “No, I’m sorry, but I can’t add anything else to my plate right now.” Then, like every other human being, I require down time. I have piles of books that I want to read, and if I am not balancing my world, I just don’t have time to read them.

I don’t have a tried and true method for finding balance. I just don’t. What I can tell you is that once you figure out what those most important things in your world are, those things that make you tick, the ideas that keep you up at night, that thing that you say, “Sure, I’ll set my alarm for 4:45 in order to do that,” those are the things that have to fit in, everything else is just extra.

What should you be making time for? Or, at least, saying no to other things for?

 

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