Life is a Balancing Act

At any point in time, how many different things do you wonder about, worry about, or just have at the back of your mind? If you’re like me then it’s a lot: Finances, Family, Physical Health, Job Growth, Photography/Videography, Spiritual… to name a few.

Recently, I made a “mind map” of all the different areas of my life that I am concerned about. I was really surprised with the result.

I had no idea that it was this big. I knew that I wanted to grow in all these thing, but it was different seeing it on the screen in the mind map. It was really overwhelming to see the sheer number of things I was handling or things that required my conscious, focused, undivided attention. I want to grow in every single area.

Is it normal to want so many things? How could anyone ever balance all of this? Is it even possible to give time to so many concerns?

I think its normal for us as humans to bite off more than we can chew.

We’re constantly pushing ourselves to our limits. When we’re bored, we look for more. But eventually, it slowly comes to a point that there’s too much to handle. Then we find that because we focus too much on one or two areas, the other areas suffer. We then quickly shift focus. A few more cycles of this and you’re going in circles, on the verge of burn-out, losing the passion you started with.

It’s time to take control.

Time to stop just responding to life and start living intentionally. I’ve heard it being called many names: Work-Life Balance, a Juggling Act, and Priority Management are a few. Basically the idea is for us to be growing in all the areas of our lives.

So this is what this blog is about?

Real people, living lives in the Real World, learning to grow and mature in every area of their lives. I hope to serve you by posting articles on Managing Time, Caring for your body, soul and spirit, Money Management, Relationships, Opportunities to Help Others, and anything else related to living balanced, purposeful lives. I’m not the authority on any of these, but I have a desire to learn, and what I discover I will share with you.

Anyway, that’s my first post. This will eventually make it into the about page.

If you can relate to any of the things said, please leave a comment or question. I’d love to hear from you. What are the different areas of your life that you are concerned about?

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7 Comments

    • Yup. I think a lot of people will relate to this. That’s why I made it the first post. One of the reasons probably is the technology that’s available to us today. Since our computers / smartphones are able to multi-task, we think we should too.
      We forget that, unlike computers, our minds need rest. And after we take the rest, we get better at things.

      Thanks Maryel for being the first to comment. πŸ™‚

  1. You’ve got it, Mike! Balance! As an accountant by profession, my expertise i should say is the balancing of the debits and the credits of the accounting books. But hey, there’s much more to life than work… It’s my life which needs real balancing! πŸ˜‰

    And by the way, I’d like to add – FINISHING IS BETTER THAN STARTING!

    • Amen. Thanks Armie. I’d like to say that I’ve finished everything I’ve started, but I can’t. Sometimes, we also start too many things, only to realize after a while that we’ve lost interest. The important thing is to find what’s truly worthwhile, and persevere in that. πŸ™‚

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