Struggling to find balance

by Joanna on March 26, 2012

And my quarter-life crisis continues.  Lately I find myself struggling to balance all of my life roles and all of the things I want to do.

I want to…

be a good wife and have a fun, engaging marriage,

spend time with my friends,

feel connected to my family,

develop a successful blog,

be really good at my job,

start my own business,

volunteer with Girls on the Run,

have a clean apartment,

maintain a healthy lifestyle (eating well, exercise, sleep),

build the perfect wardrobe,

read a lot,

write a lot.

And I want to do all of these things at 110% RIGHT NOW. But I feel like I’m cruising along at 60-70% with all of them.

There is just never enough time to do everything I want to do.  Every week, every day, every weekend, I have a laundry list of things I want to accomplish. The list keeps growing and I’m not crossing things off of it. And a lot of time when I have some down time I’m so drained I just want to vege out in front of my DVR.

I’m spending a lot of time each week with my mind racing thinking about all of the things I feel like I should be doing more or better. And then having feelings of inadequacy. Which are terrible. And it’s a vicious cycle.

When I have feelings like this I try to remind myself that I am enough. That I’m doing just fine. That where I’m at and what I’m doing right now is enough. And that it’s all at my own pace.  No one is looking at me and telling me that I need to do more or be more. That I can do this, all of this, at whatever speed I want.  And that the world will not end if don’t make huge strides and do every single thing every day.

I’d love to know:

Does anyone else feel like this?  

How do you create balance in your life?


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1 Jacquelyn July 18, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Yes! All. The. Time.


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