- The frustration you feel after wasting an hour on social media (before which you told yourself you were "scrolling" for only 5 minutes).
- The irritability when your friend asks you for the same favour again and again without so much as a thank-you.
- The preventable anxiety which ensues after a week of procrastination resulting in staying up till 1 am for an early morning deadline.
- The frantic scramble and eye-roll when your husband arrives in the driveway with unexpected guests and there’s piles of unfolded laundry on the couch with no groceries in the fridge.
But instead of focusing on the negative, the remaining weeks of September we’re going to be discussing how to achieve the balanced life. After all, soon Fall will be in full swing making this a perfect time for a fresh start and new outlook. Coming up, I’ll be looking at balancing time and schedules as well as balancing lifestyles with diet and exercise. (UPDATE: Please read my post on October 10 of why the releasing of the next two posts have been delayed.)
But first, let’s look at three practical ways to make faith the foundation of a balanced life. The goal is to start looking up (to God) before setting out (on your day). And from personal experience, if you focus most of your effort here, I promise the rest will fall much easier into place.