One of the greatest challenges we face today is trying to stay focused on what really matters in life. We live in a world that offers us endless opportunities. There are so many things available to us that we tend to forget what our priorities are.
The search for balance isn’t easy. It means somehow being able to balance the need for spending time with our families, a satisfying career and the need to nourish our inner selves.
We complicate our lives with mortgages and credit card debts we can’t afford. Jobs we don’t enjoy and family and civic obligations we don’t have time for.
When we allow our lives to become complicated we lose touch with ourselves. We run on automatic pilot doing things we are expected to do but not really reflecting on what we’re doing.
Family time has become one of the many goals in our lives, but it is not an important enough one by what statistics show. Divorce is a common occurrence and children are facing enormous problems due to lack of parental attention.
Work commitments, social commitments and volunteer obligations often run our lives. We stay in them far longer than we should because it looks good on paper or because we think it meets our own or someone else’s expectations.
Very often, a person’s goals reflect what they think they ought to be doing, instead of what they really want to do. One important part of simplifying your life is learning to say no.
Simplifying your life doesn’t mean you won’t feel tired or frustrated at times. What it does mean is that you’ll have more time to touch the lives of those closest to you.
Give yourself a break and learn to move through life at a pace that allows you to enjoy each day to the fullest. Simplify and you’ll be gaining what is truly important in life.