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“Balanced vs. Busy” by David LeGrand

Always Off Balance

          They say walking is one of the most dangerous things we do because you are always off balance on one foot and can fall easily at any time. Most people are (by choice) so busy they find it difficult to maintain the harmony of the physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual, the five main functions of life.Blessed is the man that runneth in circles, for he shall be called a wheel.”  But a wheel out of balance makes for a rough ride.

  1. Recognize your basic needs Write down the top three things you need to do daily for your emotional well-being, your physical health, and your sense of balance. These will be the bare minimum for your needs, so create a plan to meet them. Even meeting the minimum might be hard. It will require you to say no to certain requests.
  2. Set realistic expectations about what you can accomplish in a day.  A planner would help if you are disciplined enough to use it. You will have to adjust as you go. Whatever you can’t comfortably fit in a day will just have to wait.         Almost everything we do requires more time than expected. But at least if you have a plan so you won’t just go around all day putting out fires (unless you are a Fireman).
  3. Why Delegate?  Challenge the belief that you need to do everything yourself.
  • You can’t get it all done.
  • You don’t know how to do it all.
  • You don’t want to do it all.
  • You should not be doing it.

Ron says . . . “Pick out what only you can do and hire someone else to do the rest. This is the hardest lesson I ever learned in my life. I still deal with it every single day of my life. Spend your time doing what produces the results that only you need to be doing.”             DO IT! DELEGATE IT! or DITCH IT!   —  Karis K. Wickensimer

  1. Build into Every Day Something to Look Forward To                                                                                      This helps ward off the frustration of feeling like you never get to do what YOU want to do instead of what everyone else expects.
  1. Electronics. Electronics! ELECTRONICS                                                       Get away from all the gizmos and gadgets and breathe again.
  1. Be Yourself and Quit Trying to Please Everybody Else                                   
  2. Take Time to Worship                                                                                          Real harmony, peace and balance results from a relationship with the Lord who made us, loves us, and seeks fellowship with us on a regular basis. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”  James 1:17
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2 Responses to “Balanced vs. Busy” by David LeGrand

  1. Keith Yedinak says:

    Great article concise and to the point

  2. Scott Cusack says:

    Just what I needed… esp #7… without it, no balance at all. Thank you

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