Yesterday I suggested that juggling different aspects of your life might be more beneficial than trying to find balance. Let’s elaborate on that today.
Juggling allows (and requires) you to focus on one specific thing. This relates to being intentional and fully present. Way back when my children were very young, I was struggling mightily with the whole work/family balance thing. My mentor, friend, and superintendent, Dr. Jan Osborn, worked a lot of hours and I asked him how he spent enough time with his own children.
Jan asserted that volume of time wasn’t the important measure, that it was about the quality time. He said he focused on “making memories” with his children, and he is right.
Try something different this week. Identify someone from your work, your family, and your social circle. Take a very intentional moment in which you are fully present and create a memory with each of them. It doesn’t have to be big; the intention and presence is what will make the moment special.
Jan is a regular reader, so I want to just say to you (Jan) directly, thank you for creating so many memories with me, and for helping me learn how to create them with others.
Do good and be well,