"If you have an apple, and I have an apple and we exchange apples then we both still have one apple. If you have an idea, and I have an idea and we exchange ideas then we both have two ideas." George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Life's a balancing act

     How many of us have ever struggled to find balance in life?  Whether it be balancing time at work vs time with family, balancing study, social life and sleep, or whatever.  Life is full of tasks and activities vying for our attention and trying to get everything done can be a challenge.
     For most of us the balancing act doesn't end with time management either.  I try to balance my personal development, and not focus too much in one area and not at all in another.  I try to balance my life goals.  Balance having fun and letting loose vs trying to be able to take life seriously and think deeply about things and just be me.
     Often times I think of balance as being static; as if once I find this perfect, happy medium that everything will be great and I'll never have to worry again.  At least I used to think like that.  I realize now that balance is very dynamic.  When a person is "standing still" they are really making hundreds of micro-adjustments to their stature so that they stay balanced.  Fortunately our brains are very good at this so we don't have to consciously think about adjusting ourselves, its automatic.
     Life is the same.  We don't find one perfect way of dealing with everything and then never change again.  We constantly change ourselves and adjust to meet all of life's demands.  Take life one step at a time on a case by case basis.  Do what must be done, when it must be done.
     "To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose on the heaven;" (Ecclesiastes 3:1)