Juggling it all

I love to write. I really do. I used to do a lot more writing in high school and college than I do now. One of the reasons why I started a blog was because I really wanted to share more of me and just be able to write about whatever I felt like at the moment.

With incredibly good intentions, as it is with many things in life, I just haven’t been able to “find the time” to blog as much. The irony with that statement is that this is the same reason I get from people I help on their health and fitness journeys – “I just don’t have time” or “I can’t find time to exercise.” Well, there is good and bad news with this reality, and I think they are equally the same. The fact of the matter is that whatever you want to do, you just have to make it a priority.

But how to juggle it all? That’s the struggle I keep running into and what I feel like most of my challengers face every day as well. We are all juggling our own “balls,” and trying to keep them all in the air without letting one drop can be a total nightmare. Especially for those of us who are perfectionists like myself. Something I’ve learned in the last year is allowing myself more grace with my mistakes. I am a human being after all and there is no perfect person. Much easier said that believed, however.

I feel like my time management used to be FANTASTIC. Why it sucks so badly now I have no idea, but I’m sure the digital age has a lot to do with it. There is just so much out there these days to distract us! I don’t have pop-up notifications on my phone for this very reason. I turn my ringer off when I’m working for this very reason. Yet somehow, I still get distracted and get off track. [shrugs] This is where that grace factor comes in.

If I weren’t driven to be a successful mom, wife, fitness coach, volunteer, friend, soccer coach, daughter, blogger, I guess I just wouldn’t give a shit. Having goals and a support system helps tremendously and I am incredibly grateful for them. Knowing what I want in life and going after my dream pushes me to keep fighting, even when I drop a ball or two…or five.

So my best suggestion for anyone struggling with juggling (I seriously didn’t mean for that rhyme to happen, but it’s kinda cute) is to just keep going. Pick up a ball you dropped. Keep flailing your arms. Smile. Allow yourself some grace. Never give up.

Never Give Up

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