Finding a balance: 9 tips to help you begin living the life you desire

Juggling several roles is so common today. We are tired and often seem to be seeking a state of balance that is just out of our reach. Juliet Schor, author of "The Overworked American" and a Harvard economist reminds us that, "the typical family puts in a thousand more hours a year today than they were 25 years ago." Over eight million of us hold down two or more jobs. Work takes up so much of our lives. Working mothers seem to bear the brunt. They spend an average of almost two hours more each weekday and three hours more on weekends than their partners do in caring for their children and the house. Overworked? No wonder it seems so difficult to find a balance!

It isn't easy to find a balance between what you and your family need to survive, and what is needed to truly prosper. This can make for some tough choices! Finding your balance is difficult, but not impossible. How do you begin? Take the time to reflect on the quality of your family life, right at this moment.

  • What are your goals?
  • What brings you and your family personal fulfillment?

Our journey in life defines exactly who we are. Prioritize your life. Your thoughts are powerful. Create a mental picture of exactly what you want in life. Use this as your "roadmap." Now you can sit down, and create a list of your priorities. Take your time with this. Decide what you can really control in your life. Release the rest

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