We ladies are well known for our wonderful gift of multi-tasking whereby we can comfortably do two, three, four or even eight things at a time! As wonderful as this gift is, it can often make achieving balance in your life difficult, particularly during those demanding times. There’s spouse and children and even work responsibilities, in addition you also have those extra-curricular routines for your children and the unanticipated predicaments. It’s no surprise that you’re experiencing unbalanced and weighed down!
There are actually steps you can take to accomplish sense of balance in your life. Take a look at terrific starting points to ensure you are on the path to a well-balanced life.
1. Have one central calendar for your family.
This calendar could be a shared physical diary or on the internet using Google Calendar or it may be a paper calendar stuck on the fridge for all to see and plan their activities around… No matter what, ensure you encourage each and every member of the family to write their things to do on the calendar and make certain to add the time and where necessary the location and mode of transportation. By doing this absolutely nothing will get overlooked and you’ll be able to plan your schedule appropriately.
Should there be contradictory activities, this is an excellent opportunity to educate your loved ones about compromises as well as the give to get that builds relationships. It is possible to work things out plus a little lesson in selflessness can in no way hurt anybody.
2. Look into your daily routine.
Are there routines you are able to eliminate to create a more balanced life? We live in a world of rush-rush, fast this, fast that, comfort, and must-have-it-all or do-it-all, you might be feeling at a loss for many of the extracurricular activities you’re associated with. While you take a look at each and every activity, consider the following:
- Is this activity necessary for my well-being?
- Can I live without being involved in this activity?
- Is this improving my life or is this overwhelming me?
- Is this helping others or is it purely for self-gratification?
- Is this going to help me achieve my career, family, and personal goals?
The answers to these questions can help you clean up your schedule and work to really taking pleasure in things that are actually important to you and your family.
3. Create a day-to-day routine.
Routines allow us to remain on task to get things done without procrastination. Without a daily routine, you will have a tendency to wander aimlessly, as opposed to engaging in tasks that take you down the right path toward your goals. When you have nothing doing… somebody somewhere will engage you somehow!!
If you work from home, believe me… it is very easy to wander away from your daily routine because you can set your own schedule, so it’s especially important to have a routine and work diligently at sticking to it. Whether you work out of the home or you’re a stay at home mom or dad, a daily schedule is vital. Following an agenda will help you achieve your daily, monthly, and yearly goals….it gives you a sense of accountability.
4. Set goals for yourself, your family and your career.
Without goals, you have nothing to work for and you’ll feel lost without purpose. Talk about making things feel out of balance! There is a kind of energy that comes with setting goals. Below are some worthwhile ideas of goals that you can use to get you going:
- Losing weight
- Starting your own business
- A new house
- A new car
- Establishing a budget and sticking to it
- A pay raise
- A promotion
- Learning a new skill or trade
- Writing a book
Those are just a few ideas to get you started and thinking about all the possibilities available to help you achieve more balance in your life.
Achieving a balance in life is something that requires constant attention and resilience. Don’t let the busyness of life get in the way of living your life to the fullest. And more importantly, guard jealously over your time… people have a way of stealing our time without us realising it! You can’t help everybody… You can accomplish a balance life when you work at it. Keep trying and you’ll be amazed at the stability that comes your way.