This Eclectic Life’s recent Finding Balance Group Writing Project didn’t pull in many entries. This was surprising since the juggling act of life is something we all need to manage. The food for thought was nice but unfortunately, Shelly didn’t get the advice she was hoping for.
For me, it’s all about having your priorities straight and doing a regular checkup with yourself to see if:
- You are acting in accordance with your priorities, or if
- Your priorities should change and you need to update your mindset in kind
That doesn’t mean achieving balance is easy to do.
The introspection necessary to list your priorities requires serious reflection, especially when faced with big choices like Shelly.
Changing for new priorities is also tough because we’re creatures of habit. Just one is hard enough to get rid of.
If you do a “balance checkup” regularly – say, once a month – and always try to follow through, it will get easier with time.
Thanks to Amy Palko as well for promoting the Finding Balance group writing project.