About a year ago, I found myself in a bad place, thinking I couldn’t keep up. How do I stay balanced? How can I keep my head above water with all these things to do, children to pick up, meetings to attend? It took some soul searching and self-discipline, but I have finally created some (some!) balance in my life. It has not only helped me internally; but it has also helped everyone around me as well because let’s face it when I feel balanced, I’m less of a nutty person.
Make Time For Yourself
Ask For Help
From that point on, we had a part-time sitter and/or grandparent nearby. Sitters are expensive, so you may have had to cut back on something in your lifestyle, but your sanity is worth skipping a few dinners out or manicures. Delegate – whether it’s to help with kids, household chores, or errands. Asking for help will keep you balanced, but more so, healthy inside and out. Your sanity has a value.
Just Say, "No"
Achieving life balance is super hard. Everyone’s lives are chaotic, and the second you feel like you’re on top, you get the call from the school nurse, the AC breaks, or your annual check-up goes from thirty minutes to three hours. Take a deep breath, sit back, and assess. How can you create balance? What do you need to feel like you can do it? Hopefully, my tips help because the only way you can keep your family’s life orchestrated is if you are on your A game. Creating life balance for yourself will only create happiness for you and everyone around you. 🖤