How Do I Find Balance?

….Well being a mother, wife, employee, blogger, sister, aunt and friend (among my many other titles.) Finding balance is not something that I have learned over night, and It is something that I still something that I am learning to improving on. To me, it is very important to know your limits. I know for me I cannot always be super wife or super mom. I try to plan accordingly, and not take on additional responsibilities that I cannot give my all to if it is going to affect my family life. For instance, last year was my tweens first year of playing football and as much as I would have loved to be a “Team Mom” I really did not want to take on the extra responsibility. Yes, I was at pretty much at every practice and game. However, I  just wanted to go to my tweens practice and games and just relax! Most of the time, while my son was at practice, I was able to use the time by  going for a long walk or checking in on my family or friends, if I was a team mom, I would not have the ability to do that when I wanted to. I know I love helping out. However, I know for me that I cannot not over extend myself or (why should I have too?) (Okay, not all the time).
I try to plan in advance, and create a menu plan, and just overall am a little more organized. I take time out for me on a regularly basis. Even if it is just lying down on my bed and going on Pinterest or even taking a nice relaxing bath. Part of  me  having balance, is the ability to take time out for myself. In order to have balance you should have the ability to give all of the important things in your life equal attention (or the appropriate amount of attention)
Key Points:
  • Stay organized
  • Send messages to your family through-out the day to let them know that you are thinking about them. (i.e. put it in thier lunch box or send them a text message)
  • Create date nights for you and your suppose
  • Have date nights for you and your children
  •       (Try) To multi-task
  • Make time for yourself
  • So not take on additional responsibilities if you can not handle it.
And remember, you are only one person.


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13 comments:

  1. this is really cute! i definitely struggle with balance sometimes, who doesn't? but these are some good tips to keep you on track! now it is just following some of them ;)

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  2. Great advice! Staying organized and finding time for yourself helps you keep your sanity when wearing multiple hats.

    xo
    Quiet Luxury


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  3. I love your last tip. Yes we are just one person so no worries. Balance is so key to leading a quality life! :)

    Cathy Trails

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  4. Great advice. I agree, organization is key!

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  5. Great post! That last bullet point is a huge problem for me! I struggle with the word 'no'. SMH

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  6. Great post, these days we all hold so many different tittles and its hard to keep up with it all! I will take some advice from your list such as "stay organized" :)

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  7. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you… I’m STILL learning to juggle my many titles and continue to wear my many hats but sometimes it’s NOT easy! Thanks for sharing… I’m currently working on being a better ME!

    Xoxo
    Lynn

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  8. Thanks for hosting the linky party! Your blog is awesome!

    Mary

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  9. I definitely agree with remembering you can't do it all. Sometimes you have to say no, but it's so hard to know when.:(

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  10. It doesn't take much effort to text the ones we love that we're thinking about them. I like that tip :)

    It's all about simplifying our lives. We should try to get rid of the things which bring us down, or which give us the added stress we don't need.

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  11. This is great advice! It's definitely important to remember that you can only do what you can do :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!

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  12. Great tips!! I especially like the not take on additional responsibilities if you can not handle it.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)

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