Hello hello and welcome back to the The Chic Delight. Today I want to talk about something that I have become extremely passionate about…
For a long time there has been discussion about finding balance within life. Like if we just find a balance of all the things that pull us and our lives, then we can be happy or feel less stressed. I think as of recently, more and more people have realized that finding balance within our lives is not going to happen. In fact, Jenna Kutcher recently released a podcast also stating that balance needed to be thrown out the window, but she asked for “living” instead.
While I don’t disagree with Jenna, I want to take it a step further.
The definition of balance is “a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.” Now I don’t know about you, but in my life I am not sure that I could ever actually find that. Between work, being a wife, a mom, a friend, a daughter, taking care of a home, taking care of my body, etc…I am not sure I can make all of those things (and so much more), equal. Can you?
In fact, I know I can’t and as a result, I found a new way to look at this and I have found that this method not only makes me feel better, it also recognizes the ebb and flow of life, which is exactly what I need.
So, instead of looking at life as something that needs to be balanced, instead look at it as a priority system. We can never give equally to all the things in life. It would be far too stressful and I think if we tried, we could never actually be successful, so instead look at life as a priority system in which YOU CHOOSE YOUR PRIORITIES.
Now, read that part carefully. You are going to choose your priorities because THAT is a more accurate depiction of what life looks like. Some times in our life school and friends are our priorities, other times our significant other and our children are our priorities – it just depends on where we are at in life.
With that being said, let’s get a bit more specific.
I say, when choosing your priorities, choose three. I think three is a manageable number, but you know yourself and your life best, so if two works better or four, do that, but for me, three is the magic number. So for example, your three could be your family, working out, and your job.