There is one particular person in my life that often points out “How do you do it all? You are a wife, a mother, working a full time job and running a full time business.” My answer is usually, “I don’t know, I just do it”. I’m not really sure how else to answer that.
That doesn’t mean it isn’t hard, some days.
I’ve hit my breaking point a few times for sure. And in those moments, I feel like I want to give up everything I’ve been doing and be one of those people that has time to scrapbook and maybe paint those dressers that have been on my list for 3 years now. But, after a bit….usually a day….I will, as we say in the south, put my big girl panties back on and get back to “just doing it”.
But that brings me to the great priority juggle. In working with my business coach, I realized that I go through this wild ebb and flow of how big each of the balls are in my juggling act. I went through a good two years of my life at one point where work was taking up a big part and everything else went by the wayside. Then, I went total opposite direction for a few years and play was the big part. My coach helped me realize that I need to balance those out a bit because I wasn’t really happy in life under either of those situations.
“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air….work, family, health, friends and spirit. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball….but the other four balls – family, health, friends and spirit – are made of glass.” – Brian Dyson
What a true statement. We still have to juggle them all….but definitely make sure we keep the glass ones in the air. I’ve gone through several parts of my life where I’ve dropped each of those glass ones. And times when I’ve dropped the rubber one. The feelings are bad when you drop any of them…..and even worse when you’re called out on it!
I personally feel like I’m juggling all the time….and I’m starting to realize that isn’t a BAD thing. I can’t say I’ve found a perfect way to do it because I do have my days, but I do know I’m getting better at it. And I also know, due to a few cracked balls, I am better at recognizing when I’m not in balance.
How about you? What are you juggling? HOW are you juggling?