It's All About Balance

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The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surrounding.
— Kakuzo Okakura

This post has been a long time coming, I’ve had it written in my head for months, but then life happened. If you are an avid reader of my blog you’ll know that I’ve been MIA, and there are plenty of reasons for that. One of the biggest ones is my priorities shifted and I started focusing on a few other things. With that being said, once I started to place the blog on the back burner, despite how guilty it made me feel, the easier it became to keep it there.

Now that I’m back, and have plenty of content ideas that you’ll start to see over the next few months, I figured the perfect post to kickstart s’more happiness with is this one about balance. I feel like everything you go through in life is a learning lesson and helps prepare you for whatever comes your way, both good and bad. Sometimes, in the moments where it feels like nothing is happening or going the way you’d like it to, it is just God (or the Universe, whatever you believe in) prepping you for the moments when you have it all coming together.

I have learned, and continue learning, that life is one big balancing act. I thought it would be good to jot down how I try to balance my life in the hopes that it helps you too. Please feel free to share your tips with me below or on Instagram as I’m always up for learning new ways to balance life.

  1. Lists are your new best friend

    Honestly, I don’t know how I’d get by without lists. I have so many different to-do lists both written and floating around my head (that I should write down because it will make my life a lot easier). When there is so much that needs to get done on top of what I’d actually like to do, getting my thoughts down on paper, or in the notes app, really helps me figure out what I need to balance. This also helps me destress a bit because then I don’t have to worry about forgetting to do something. Although let’s be honest, that can still happen in periods where life seems to be flying a mile a minute.

  2. Prioritize and make time

    When I have an idea of the things I need and want to get done, I like to check-in with myself to see what my priorities are. I am a firm believer that if you want to do something or see someone, you will make it happen because it is a priority for you. Sometimes, certain things will have a higher priority than others, and then something else will take precedence.

  3. Practice grace

    In an ideal world, I would get to fit everything in on my need and want list daily, but 24 hours is too short for that, so that is where balance and grace come in. It can be extremely easy for me to start feeling guilty about the things that I don’t have time for in a day or areas where I feel like I’m slacking in, but I’m learning to practice grace and tell myself that it is okay.

Remember that we are doing the best we can do and it is okay to not get everything done on the list, that’s what tomorrow is for.