Living a Balanced Life – Is It Possible?

27 Apr

How many times I have sat down, feeling like I am juggling just too many hats, and not doing any one of those hats justice. “BALANCE” is a word that reels over and over in my mind, and it seems to be at the top of my prayer list a lot here lately. I feel as though I am on a journey to discover “BALANCE” in my life; and what I have found on my journey is that I am not travelling this road alone. It seems as though the majority of women I speak with are struggling in this same area.

I believe that we all have experienced the challenge to maintain “BALANCE” in our life. If “IMBALANCE” isn’t your address right now, it either has been at one time OR it will be in the future. There are so many “things” vying for our time and attention – spouse, children and their numerous activities, family, church, work … the list goes on and on. One thing I have noticed is that when I am out of “BALANCE,” the odds of burn out and stress are great, and my relationships become strained.

Here are a couple of guidelines I have implemented to help bring “BALANCE” back into my life. First, I put together a list of things that I need to accomplish and then I prioritize that list. Because we are being pulled in so many directions, it’s easy to get off track if we don’t have order and structure in our daily routine. When I take responsibility for each new day the Lord allows me to live, and order my days instead of my days ordering me, “BALANCE” is then an enjoyed goal.

Prioritizing allows me to accomplish the important and necessary things. The flip side of that, not prioritizing, leaves me wide open to confusion, frustration and stress as I don’t complete the things that need to get done and I’m left wondering all over the road.

One other tip the Lord shared with me as I’ve been praying for “BALANCE” and obtaining “BALANCE” is the importance of having “ME” time where I do things that I enjoy doing. This sounds simple, but trust me, it is so difficult because we have a tendency to allow self to come up last on the list of things needing attention. Some will even try to make you think you are being selfish when you schedule such times, but I tell you the truth … there is nothing selfish about “ME” time! These designated times are necessary so you can relax and recover from the grind of your routine. Not having down time will leave you at your wits end, and you will become difficult to get along with. That’s just a given fact that I can absolutely attest to.

So ladies, let’s take back the reins of our lives and live a life of BALANCE in every area. I would love for you to share any wisdom and truths that you use to promote and establish BALANCE in your life!

Keepin’ It Balanced,

Dee

2 Responses to “Living a Balanced Life – Is It Possible?”

  1. Joyce White 10. May, 2010 at 11:47 pm #

    Living a balance life: Wow at one time I thought that was impossible for me to do. After going back reading notes that I took when I was in a training class with the Barker Duo. That would be Dr. Coy and Dr. Dee Barker. In my notes and of course the cd of the training they were teaching about making a list, prioritizing it, not procrastinating,checking things off as I accomplished it etc… I gained back a lot of my hours or just time in a day,week, month, that was once filled with seemed like endless things to do. What God also revealed to me as I looked over what all I checked off my list, was how many postive things I had accomplished that day. Because you know satan wants to keep us focus on what we have not accomplished and all the negative things that may have taken place that day. I sometimes forget to write out my list, but for the most part I do, and when I do my life feels like it balance or I know am on track to having a balance life. And that is a great feeling. Thanks Dr. Dee for this topic. Must go and make my list now. God bless, Joyce White

  2. TAINA MIRAMBEAU 09. Jan, 2011 at 1:12 am #

    THIS WHAT WE NEED TO REMEMBER LADIES “There is an inner beauty about a woman who believes in herself, who knows she is capable of anything she puts her mind to. There is a beauty in the strength and determination of a woman who follows her own path, who isn’t thrown off by obstacles along the way. There is a beauty about a woman whose confidence comes from… experiences – who knows she can fall, pick herself up, and keep going.”

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