Ah, the never-ending life balance. How do you fit it all in to do all the things you need/want to do? Is this even attainable?
I somehow find myself constantly making decisions about what’s the most important to do, and wishing I had more time to do the things I want to do.
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Between family, keeping up with the house, budgeting, taking care of all our animals, grocery shopping so we have food, and everything else, I find myself overwhelmed a lot of the time. Part of it is having two small children (they’re 3 and 5), because honestly, they need a lot of attention. The other part is, I think for me personally, that I have just added so many things to my own plate that suddenly the plate is full. And then what? I start trying to empty my plate frantically (and sometimes angrily).
The life balance journey is different for all of us. And what I’ve started to conclude, after all this time, is that it’s possible to find that elusive balance, but it’s hard to keep it.
For example, sometimes I’m in an awesome groove with keeping the kitchen clean. I’m doing the dishes daily, the kitchen looks awesome, life is awesome. And then suddenly, I decide to take a day off (sometimes two or three haha) and then the kitchen looks like a complete disaster and I now have to spend a ton of time cleaning it.
It’d probably be easier if I just kept up with it, but the reality is, life happens. We aren’t always feeling 100% every day and sometimes I just don’t want to do the damn dishes.
If you’re a reader like me, here’s a list of some of my favorite time management books. Because I love reading and honestly I’m a procrastinator so why not read about time management while skipping the dishes?
I guess what I’m concluding with from all of this is that it’s a common problem to want to find that perfect life balance to get it all done. And I think it’s rare for anyone to feel as though they have it all figured out.