In Others’ Words: Juggling Act
I’m not a real juggler. Don’t toss me an assortment of fruit and expect me to do some fancy handwork and keep apples and oranges and bananas all circling in midair. Not going to happen.
But when it comes to life — day in, day out, what-did-I-accomplish-today kind of stuff — yes, I’m virtually juggling as fast as I can. And just when I think I’ve got everything handled (no pun intended) someone yells “Here ya go!” and tosses me another item to add to the swirling, twirling mass of labeled “my life.”
Do you ever feel that way? That your life has become nothing more than a juggling act?
What’s helping me master virtual juggling?
- I’m accepting juggling is reaility. This is my life right now: more than busy, and not about to slow down anytime soon. Acknowledging this relieves stress because I’m not wrestling against the truth of what is … for now.
- I’m figuring out which balls are glass and which are rubber. I abandoned the myth of numbering priorities 1-2-3 a long time ago. Right now, I’m juggling a lot of #1 priorities — and these are the glass balls. Anything else? Rubber.
- I’m learning there comes a time to stop juggling and rest. It is unrealistic to expect that I juggle all my demands 24 hours a day, nonstop. At some point I need to set the balls aside and rest. Refuse to take on last look at Facebook or Twitter or my email. Everything I need to do — and probably something new — will be waiting for me tomorrow.
In Your Words: What are you juggling right now? How do you determine which demands in your life are “glass balls” and which ones are “rubber balls”?
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