Finding the perfect balance between your work, your family, and your faith can be difficult. Often, we are so busy with daily chores that we forget to make time for the important things in our lives. Finding this balance in our lives requires dedication, determination, energy, and optimism.
Keeping open lines of communication with friends and family allows you to stay a part of each other’s lives. A quick text message or a call “just to chat” can go a long way in making the important people in your life feel loved, respected, and valued. If you’re struggling to find time for those you care for, let them know. Explain to them that you are overwhelmed and let them into your world to support you.
You have commitments to your work, your family, your faith, and yourself. If one of these is feeling overwhelming, rework your schedule so it is no longer monopolizing your time and energy. This could mean taking a mental health day from your job, switching lengthy dinner plans to a weekday lunch, or attending service at a different time.
Taking Care of Yourself
“You cannot pour from an empty cup.” Keep your cup full by looking after your own emotional, physical, and spiritual health before spreading your resources to others. By looking after yourself first you can put your best self forward and have the energy to balance these important pillars in your life.