“Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.”
– Jana Kingsford
Over the years I’ve learned something about life and that is everything in your life needs a balance. I like to think of life as a whole pie. Then you take it and cut it into pieces. These pieces are the things that matter in your life. Now each slice of pie may not be perfectly cut. One piece may have more than the other, but you get to decide which one does. You get to decide which pieces of your life you want to make more time for and other parts you don’t need quite as much time for.
So many times I’ve liked to put “all my eggs in one basket”. Meaning I put my all into one thing in my life, but then I end up neglecting the other parts of my life that matter too. Many time I’ve done this with my romantic relationships. I would give up everything else that mattered to me like my family, my friends, my writing, my effort in school, my spiritual growth, music, etc. I would put everything on the back burner.
Let me tell you this is one of the biggest mistakes you can make in life is putting all your energy into one thing alone. Life is meant to be lived fully not just in one area. If you put all your energy into only one thing that is just a path for self destruction. I’m not saying if you do this for example in a relationship that’ll ruin it (although it certainly won’t help it), but it’s just not healthy.
I learned much about balance by my weightloss journey. I had to figure out how to balance my eating. I also had to figure out how to balance exercise into my life. I had to add those two factors to the things I already had going on in my life.
One of the best pieces of advice I can give you all is to add balance in all areas of your life. I know one thing that helps me is having a planner. Write down things you want to accomplish during the day and stick to them. Also leave certain times to just spend time with your significant other, your family, or friends.
It may take some time to get in the rhythm of finding balance in your life, but once you do I promise you will be grateful you did. Just think of your life as a pie and divide the pieces in the order of how they can benefit your life. Only you truly know how big or small you should divide them all.
Write again tomorrow,