Good Morning and Happy Friday.
I’m going to blow the lid off something people don’t talk a lot about when it comes to a “balanced life” and reaching for your goals.
So here it is ..... It’s almost impossible to have both at the same time.
Don't let that come off as discouraging though.
You see, when you’re in the process of making changes in your life, no matter what they are, it’s absolutely NORMAL for your life to get a little out of balance. At least for a short while.
I’m talking about times when …
You only have so many hours in a day, with a limited amount of energy!
When you’re faced with a real-life “out of balance” goal or situation, there are a couple of things you can do about it.
First, accept it.
“To everything, there is a season…”
That’s been solid wisdom for thousands of years – because it’s TRUE!
If you try to do it “all” … it’ll almost always just lead to disappointment, burnout, and unneeded stress.
Second, try to give the other areas of your life SOME attention.
I’m talking about things related to:
If you ignore those areas of your life, before long you might find yourself feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, and feel like something is missing from your life (because it is!).
You might not be able to devote time to every area of your life every day, but carving out time once a week can make a real difference.
You can also upgrade how you spend your time!
For instance, let’s say you’re working on a nutrition goal for the New Year.
If you normally order takeout or go out to eat with the family on the weekends -- and end up indulging in meals that don’t align with your goals -- what if instead you created a new “family dinner” at-home routine?
Everyone could chip in and help prepare dinner together - and if you have kids in the house who are old enough, maybe THEY can be (mostly) in charge. One of the favorite things I did when my kids were little was to go through recipes with them, have them pick one and then we would make our list and pick out all the goodies at the store. Amazing how much more they enjoyed the food we served when they were a part of the process.
A great recipe that works great with kids is a chopped salad, I have a great how to recipe below for you. Kids love this because they can pick and choose the ingredients they love (and they can pick lots of colorful veggies to add in).
Your family will remember these times for years to come … AND you’ll all be eating healthier foods.
That’s a win-win!
I hope this helps you as you tackle your 2021 goals – so you can set yourself up for success!
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