Having a balanced life feels like an elusive dream for many of us and every year it is high on the list of things to change. There is no doubt that our lives are filled with demands pulling at us from many different directions, sometimes with no end in sight. But as you enter into the new year, you can choose to make small changes that can ultimately make a big difference in getting your life back into balance.
Here are some simple choices you can make in your day to achieve more balance and fulfillment:
- Choose your leisure activities wisely. You only have a limited number of hours in the day for fun, so spend them on things you really enjoy.
- When someone asks you to do something, don’t just say ‘yes’, only to regret it later. First consider how that thing will impact your work-life balance.
- Plan at least one task every day that you know you will complete, and that you know you will feel good about. Then do it.
- Identify the most stressful things in your life, and make simple changes so they feel less stressful.
You have the power to make these small, simple choices throughout the day for big impact. Set the intention this year and consciously move toward creating the ideal balanced life that you desire.