Balance is the key to life
Lent – Week 3 – Clock
Jo, one of the small business owners we spoke with as part of the series of video interviews conducted for the Faith at Work course, said:
Balancing time is difficult, especially when you’re self-employed
From the other interviews, plus other research we’ve done, we’re guessing that Jo isn’t alone – nor are the self-employed the only people who feel that achieving a positive time balance is a difficult task!
At this time when many are confined to their homes due to the pandemic, many will be trying to work out how to balance all they’ve got to do, especially as most of it has to be done in one relatively small space – working at home, options regarding sourcing essential supplies, home-schooling children, supporting vulnerable people, keeping up with the news, taking ‘me time’….
The following quotation from Hilary Rodham Clinton shows that those with loads of support staff around them can be just the same:
Our lives are a mixture of different roles. Most of us are doing the best we can to find whatever the right balance is . . . For me, that balance is family, work, and service.
In her book “We never seem to have enough time” Catherine Pulsifer says:
Time and balance, the two most difficult things to have control over, yet they are both the things that we do control.
So, for today’s reflection, we offer the picture and quotations below, for you to look at and think about in relation to your own life……
Balance is the perfect state of still water. Let that be our model. It remains quiet within and is not disturbed on the surface. (Confucius)
May you find the balance of life, time for work but also time for play. Too much of one thing ends up creating stress that no one needs in their life. (Catherine Pulsifer)
Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance. (Brian Tracy)