Just like re-building your body, re-building and transforming a living space is a process. After a year of great physical changes here on Hume Street, there are still projects to start, others to finish.
Life is like that too. Some tasks are still waiting completion, even though they are jobs I can actually do with the limited buiding skills I have. Why?
Because I believe its my responsibility to live the life I encourage you to live.
I encourage you to make time for physical activity and exercise.
I encourage you to maintain social connections and loving relationships.
I encourage you to choose good food and prepare as much as you can yourself.
I encourage you to get plenty of rest.
I encourage you to play with your children, and give them the attention they need.
I encourage you to have fun, pursue new hobbies and play!
I encourage you to balance all of these things in your life because you are a whole person, and because being healthy requires attention to all these areas.
Are the different facets of your life balanced? Sure there are times when some of our responsibilities dominate, when we must focus specifically on doing the best we can to manage everything. However, if this is a consistent challenge for you – what can you do differently? Do you need to shift your priorities? How can you make a change, and what do you need to get started?
We all have work responsibilities, family obligations, and personal objectives.
The key lies in balancing all of them every week, sometimes every day, and giving ourselves permission to do so.