It can be very hard to find balance when you are juggling multiple things in your life. We get so caught up in the demands of what keeps us stable that we forget that we are human. We forget what is most important. And we are not always capable of finding that balance to keep our well-being in the best condition.
So Let’s vibe about it.
Why do we give so much to one thing more than the other to the point that we lose sight of the elements that brings our lives peace, harmony, and joy?
I have gotten to a point where trying to balance working out, school, work, and a social life is overwhelming. Call it old age if you will but it can be too much. So much to the point that I allowed myself to gain an excessive amount of weight that has put me in a place that I thought I would never go back to. I have not been able to hold fast that balance in my life and I refuse to give up on certain components in my life that will make me a better person. Stress eating has been my go to for several months now. I have allowed “homework” and being “too tired” to be my repetitive excuses. And although some people will say it’s a good excuse, to me, it’s a poor excuse in finding and maintaining a BALANCED lifestyle.
We might not always notice how busy life is and how defeated we actually are in trying to juggle a lot of task, that we don’t realize that we have neglected simple self care. Have you ever noticed that when you go on vacation, it’s like the world finally stops for you? It’s like the things that we multi-task on a daily basis halts and all of a sudden those certain “task” don’t even matter. It’s when we finally realize that those task will either get done with or without you or it will have to wait until you can get to it or when you return from vacation. We can’t allow travel to be the only time we find our footing in life.
We have to face challenges day in and day out but we must find a way to:
- Set Realistic and HUMANIZED goals
- Know your limits, listen to your body, as well as others. People will tell you that you are doing WAY too much. And some of them are genuinely being honest.
- Manage your time and yourself. You are the boss of you.
- Don’t be afraid to say no. You do not have to commit to everything and everyone who ask you to do something.
- It’s okay to take a day off for you. To spend time nurturing yourself or even to be with family.
- As for work: I love that quote that says to stop overworking yourself for a company that will replace you if you drop dead today. It’s SO true!
This will be the only way to find your way back to balance with life, work, school, family, health, food, hobbies, and whatever other challenges you have in your life.
It’s not always easy, because we think we can take on and handle a lot of things that are brought upon us or asked of us. And a lot of us can. Just be sure you find the value in what you are doing. Make sure it’s worth all of your time and effort. And make sure it’s not breaking you to the point of missing out on what matters most.