January 10, 2011
What is balance as a young adult?
Webster defines balance as a means of judging or deciding. My life is made up of many vital areas including my health, family, financial, intellectual, social, work, spiritual, recreation, personal growth, romance and more. Being a parent as a young adult took a lot of balancing. I had my first child when I was a young adult and had to balance being a full time student and working part-time this was really hard. So I had to learn how not to become lazy which is easy to do when you are young and don’t have any set goals. According to, Ecclesiastes 10:18 and it states, “If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks.” What this means to me is that we must take care of all small stuff and not just sat around and think that someone else will take care of these things for you. A lot of times we think that well my parents or even a boyfriend will take care of these things for me but most of the time it doesn’t happen that way at all. I have always been told by my father that if you don’t go out there and get it for yourself that no one else is going to do it for. But we must also maintain a good health in ordered to keep the balance as well. If I don’t have good health then my balance is going to be off due to the health. Balance is a feeling derived from being whole and complete; it's a sense of harmony. It is essential to maintaining quality in life and work. There were times when personal/family life and work collide but by knowing what's most important to me and making choices based on this criterion, I have been better able to balance my decisions and to feel whole again.
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