One of the issues I continually struggle with is that of balance - being able to balance everything in my life. As of late, I have been thinking of this in terms of the "holistic life." The holistic life is a life where we make the time to balance all the important things and continue to grow in body, mind, and spirit.
For me this takes time and focus. To focus on the body part of life I get up early, go to the gym or go for a jog, make sure I get to bed at a decent time at night, and am active with my family. The parts I slip on the most are the physical parts - going to the gym especially. This is a struggle, but important so that I can be as healthy as possible.
For the mind part, I try to spend time daily reading, listening to music, and doing other interactive ideas.
For the spiritual part I have time every morning in the office when I close my door, read scripture, and pray.
Then there are the other parts of life that are as important and needed for the holistic life - such as time with Jennifer, our daughter, friends, and family. These are all essential to have a healthy family life, which makes my life healthier as well.
But keeping the balance is tough - there always seems to be more to do, especially when it comes to work and the ministries happening here. So trying to keep everything in check, making the time for all parts of life - it isn't easy.
So today I would like your input - what do you do to keep balance in your life? How do you balance family, work, and time for yourself? What do you do to make your life more holistic?