I have learned over the years that it is VERY IMPORTANT to live a BALANCED life! I recognize that there are so many factors in our lives that pull us in MANY DIRECTIONS; but it is important to work towards balancing these areas!! I think that carving out places for the things that are MOST IMPORTANT can be a good place to start. For me, God, my husband, myself, my immediate family, income, passions, and a few friends is where I start. Now the first four things that I listed take precedence! I truly believe that even GOD calls us to have a balanced life!
I am also glad that I learned how to say NO to people and things that affect my sanity and peace of mind! If our lives are unbalanced we end up cutting ourselves short and perhaps missing out on some AMAZING BLESSINGS!! I feel that it is easy for us to let FEAR keep us from being balanced! Or sometimes we are ok with limiting ourselves to always working more hours then necessary, feeling that we have to be in church or apart of endeavors at our church all of the time, or only spending time with our significant other because they have become COMFORT ZONES for us! I find that I am HAPPIER and more FULFILLED when my life is BALANCED! I love making time for the important areas in my life that will ONLY HELP ME TO BE A STRONGER AND MORE BALANCED PERSON! Similar to the image above there are many areas of our lives that require our attention. I understand that it can be very EASY to dedicate less time to the important things like personal development, fun, health, spiritual development, and many other factors listed above! I say this because I am at times guilty of this as well!! I encourage us all to strive to live a more balanced life!
What are your thoughts? Would you say the you live a life of balance? Do you struggle in this area?