Family. God. Husband. Child. Job. Self. Homestead. Garden. Sewing. Good book. Cooking. Writing. Health. Friends. Church. Giving. Traveling. Creating. Selling. Date nights. Stewarding. Sleeping. New endeavors.
How does one juggle life’s daily tasks and challenges? Can you, I mean I, efficiently juggle them all? What about the ones that I don’t plan and calculate for? If I gave 100% to even half of them, the others would surely fall by the wayside. And they do. Every day.
I am the type of person that tries to find joy in everything I do, even the mundane. Is the glass always half full – of course not – but if the joy is not there I find it difficult to justify giving it even 5% (hence why my house is typically always awry…). And then there are the things that bring me great joy (such as this blog) that I have little energy and even less time for.
Balance – this is my challenge in this season of life. I don’t promise to be great or even good at all or any of the aforementioned categories (and their subcategories). I do promise to seek joy and balance – and where those do not abound I will re-prioritize. I will always put God and family first with the soon-to-come chickens at a close third – you think I’m joking.
So how do I do it? Is there a magical formula – I am open to suggestions. But not the fluffy, make-you-feel-good, only-works-in-theory suggestions. Real. Practical. Dare I say, simple.
I know there are folks who have the balance, the zen – to you, wise ones, share the wealth…