The Elusive State of Balance

The Elusive State of Balance


-A state of equilibrium or parity characterized by cancellation of all forces by equal opposing forces.
-The power or means to decide.
-A stable mental or psychological state; emotional stability.
-A harmonious or satisfying arrangement or proportion of parts or elements.

How many of us struggle with finding a state of balance in our lives? Work competes with family…relationships compete with work…daily living requirements compete with time alone…

We often feel off balance, which is another way to say STRESSED! When we aren’t able to spend time and attention on all parts of our lives, we feel immense stress. Balance is not a state that we can just decide that we will feel. We must take steps, and make corrective action, in order to live it.


  • What are the parts of your life that feel like they are taking up too much time?
  • What are the parts of your life that are not getting enough time?
  • What are you going to do about it?

Once you have assessed the situation, you can then best make adjustments. We cannot do it all, or be it all. If we truly want to find some balance in our lives, we must be honest about what we want, and what we need to do, or are willing to do, in order to achieve it.

The reality is, time is a finite concept.
Whoever you are, you have 24 hours in your day…168 hours in your week…8,736 hours in your year…

Knowing that, how will you use your precious time in your quest to live a life of balance?