Balance is a state that many people strive for. We have school, careers, partners, children, family commitments, volunteering, hobbies, worship time - plus our desires to improve our lives. We reach for balance but we never seem to get there. The reason for that we can’t really do everything and maintain perfect balance.
“Work-life balance was a mistake from the start. Because we don’t really want balance. We want satisfaction” - Matthew Kelly
Balance is a myth. We have limited time and unlimited things that we could do. There is a not-so-secret to doing more of what you want and less of what you don’t want. It is learning to let go off what doesn’t add value to our lives.
Here’s a small exercise to help you figure out what to let go.
How To Declutter Your Life
-Ask yourself what isn’t serving you. What doesn’t need to be in your life? What is dragging you down? What is keeping you awake at night?
- Have you identified a few things? Now, get rid of them or fix them
- Next, ask yourself what you want in your life. Think of what you from today, this week and so on. What do you want to accomplish? How can you change your surroundings into something more favourable? Who do you want to be around? Focus your energy on these things. Anything that doesn’t fit into this larger scheme … figure out how to let it go. Start by saying “No.” to things that you don’t love.
While this method seems simple it is not easy. Like any task, it takes a huge amount of willpower to execute it. It also required that you are absolutely clear and honest about what you want your life to be like, and what you do not want in your life.
Ready to stop juggling it all and drop a few balls? Give these tips a try and see how much space and calm your life can have. No more balance and no more juggling.
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With love and simplicity,