THE JUGGLE OF LIFE
Deciding whats really important can be one of the hardest decisions to make! I used an exclamation point, because I often find myself conflicted trying to figure out whats the right choice. Regardless of what it is, we are often caught having to decide between one thing or another. As a wife, mother, daughter, employee, volunteer of my church and whatever else I am depending on the day I find myself making choices. We've all had the "You need to prioritize your life, start with whats important" talk and usually the first few things that come to mind are Faith, Family, Friends, Work, etc. But when you're being pulled in all different directions by all the things you consider "Important" how do you decide? Should we create a hierarchy chart of some sort and use that? I'll share a quick example of what I mean.... You work a full-time 9-5, have a child in school and enrolled in an after school program along with an extracurricular sport, a husband to love and take care of, have a church you love to be apart of, and amazing family and friends who at some point you have to make time for.... My head hurts just typing that... How do I decide what to do? I used to have a "Want to please everyone" attitude, but when I couldn't please everyone it was like I let myself down. As if my superwoman skills failed me!
It took me a while to learn that I couldn't please everyone and I couldn't multiply myself to be everywhere at the same time. Saying "NO" to things was okay and less stressful in the end. At the end of the day, some things may be more important than others but they all coincide together. I truly believe there is no real solution to juggling all of life's obstacles, or if there is I obviously haven't found it. I think we should all try to do our best and that should be enough... Don't set such high expectations where you set your self up for failure and say "NO" when you have to. But remember, that all these obstacles are blessings and we really should be thankful for them. :)