"Ask yourself these questions and give yourself honest answers"
Are you constantly rushing and at the end of the day you don't feel like you have accomplished anything?
Are you able to focus on the task at hand and don't let interruptions bother you?
Do you practice good time management techniques?
Do you know what you need to do?
Do you feel like your life has direction?
Are you able to take time for yourself?
Do you set priorities and plan for the best time to accomplish the most important tasks?
Have you learned to say "No" without feeling guilty?
Do you keep a calendar for yourself and your family?
Are you organized? Have you eliminated clutter in your home?
Do you ask for help from others?
Now, that you have asked and answered the above questions, what are you going to do to make the necessary change(s) to balance your life?
Look at the responsibilities you have within your life. Put them down on paper...all of your responsibilities. Now, look at those responsibilities that you have just written down and put them in order by numbering them from one to whatever number of priorities you have listed. Number one would be your first responsibility and so on. After you've completed your list, look at it; this is how your responsibilities and your day should go.
"Learn to say No to the good, so you can say Yes to the best."
In the past six months, list things you have said "yes" to even though you really wanted to refuse. Now put a line through the ones that would still have been taken care of, even if you didn't do them. List things that keep you from saying No.
"Treating Yourself" List all the things you do that bring you a sense of peace, make you happy and soothe your soul. List all you can think of and give one or two quick details about each.
"What are your barriers to your success?"
Do you have individual agendas?
Are you a silo thinker?
Do you lack trust?
Are you vague about what needs to be achieved?
Do you have an absence of conflict?
All of the above is an assessment inventory towards a balancing act for your life. Think about it. If you feel you are running around in circles and not getting anywhere or that there are not enough hours in a day to do what you need to do, then it's time for you to take a personal assessment and make some changes.
Until Next Time,
Jeané Elliott Bennett