Life is hard! There’s no beating around the bush on that. It is what it is.
Granted, there are ways to help make your life easier just as much as there are ways to complicate it further…But, let’s be honest for a minute, shall we? Does a work/life balance truly exist?
Parenting is hard, work is hard and life is just down right hard enough without the previous two involved…add all three together and you have what I call the ultimate shit storm of chaos and constant juggling.
It is not impossible to get your act together and have a balanced family routine, diet & exercise plan in place, organized house, bills in check…etc. But, it’s not as simple as 1, 2, 3 either!
If it were, there wouldn’t be the plethora of organizational calendars, schedulers, life planners for moms, dads, work, life and everything else you could possibly imagine.
People could just wake up and remember the 5,000 things that they needed to do that day and then successfully complete all of them in alphabetical order. (Insert sarcastic laugh)
On top of all of that, there is always something or someone out there that will make you feel like they have their life in order and that you are somehow failing at everything because you suck.
In return you will believe these social media unicorns and feel that you are somehow less than and incapable of achieving some resemblance of having your shit together, too.
Lets be real though…No one has their shit together! They are just better at hiding it than you are.
There is no perfect routine or perfect plan to follow that will somehow magically solve all of your problems.
Life is not a problem to be solved. Life is a journey to be lived.
Every step you take or every decision that you make may not always be the right one, but that is life.
You live and you learn.
There is no way to possibly have everything figured out or even half for that matter.
Just like with children, there is no instruction manual on life. In order to balance something, you must first prioritize what is most important to you and go from there.
It will never be easy and the same thing may not always work twice, but you’ll adapt and you will overcome!
The key is to always stay positive – and never give up!
Life becomes balanced when you put things into a different perspective. Don’t let life become more complicated than it really is. Life is short, but it does not have to be stressful.
Learn to take life one day at a time and really cherish the little things. You’ll be amazed at how some things really will fall into place for you.
Will it be perfect? Hell no! But, it will be worth it!
Life is meant to be enjoyed. Life is meant to be lived.