Work, family, friends, business, fun, romance, our daily tasks, self care, etc. How does this all get taken care of? How does it all get balanced? Truth?? I have almost no idea. I do however have some thoughts to share, that you might really like.
I’m writing this on the plane from Denver to Los Angeles, the flight I typically take 3 – 4 times a year to visit my family in Colorado. Birthdays, weddings, holidays, I do my best to make as many as possible. And although I LOVE seeing my family, and truly wish I saw them more often, in order to fly out to Colorado several times a year, I “leave behind” my business, my shows, recording my album, my friends, and my usual self-care routine. I believe it’s worth it. There is nothing more important to me than my family, but it most definitely brings into question my balance.
Whether you spend a lot of time traveling, or you are at home, pursuing your dream, working on your business, or even working your job, how do all of your priorities get fit into our modern-day busy lives? Let’s start with some “easy” ones, and work our way through some possibilities.
Friends. What I’ve found most useful with most things in life, but certainly with my friendships, is to be fully present with them when I’m with them, and keep in touch peripherally through text, phone, or even social media when I can’t see them in person. Here’s what I mean, when I’m at dinner, or coffee, or at a friend’s house, I am NOT on my cell phone, or social media. I am WITH my friends. Fully engaged, soaking up and giving back all the connection, conversation and love that I can muster in those moments. This way, our time together is high-quality time, and even if I only get to see my friends once a week, once a month…or even once a year, our time together is fulfilling.
Self-Care. When you have a busy life, or are travelling, it seems that the first thing for a lot of people to let go of is our self-care. This is a TOUGH one. I get it. This is often the first thing I let go of too. It’s sometimes easier to keep our commitments to our jobs, businesses, family and friends, than to ourselves. I urge you (and me) to do your best to find a self-care routine that is DO-ABLE in MOST scenarios. Fig