Today's post is a note on balance. And more specifically, the lack there of in my life lately. For years I've been striving to find the perfect balance between whatever I was juggling at the time: work, school, working out, sleeping, being with friends, being with family, blogging, etc. But I've never seemed to be able to find it. The hours in the day are never long enough.
I am a person who loves being busy. I'm guessing (from reading your various blog posts) that many of you are the same way. I completely thrive on business. And I've actually found that the busier I am and the less free time I have the more productive I am. But the downside to that kind of lifestyle is a bit of exhaustion. It's been like this since ninth grade. I dip my toe in one pool. And then another pool. And another. And pretty soon I have absolutely no time for certain things - mainly sleep, family and friends.
Does anyone else have this problem, too?
Perhaps there is no such thing as finding balance in this lifestyle that I lead (and don't get me wrong, this lifestyle that I love). Perhaps some days I need to focus on one thing and the next day I need to put more energy toward another. Maybe I need to write everything down and lay it all out and meet my deadlines and maybe then I can achieve some semblance of balance. Who knows.
Either way, I'd like to at least attempt to focus a little more on balancing my schedule, if that's even possible. I think I deserve it, and my friends and family definitely deserve it, too. How to go about this is still a bit of a mystery to me. But I'm open to suggestions (That's a hint...).