Apparently I have a problem with balance. I’m not talking about physical balance and the ability to not fall over on a daily basis, though I do occasionally struggle with that kind of balance as well. The kind of balance I’m talking about is life balance (if that wasn’t a thing before, I’m making it one now). I’m sure most of you know what I’m talking about. As adults we have a lot of things that we’re expected to do: go to work or school, pay the bills, run all of the errands, maintain relationships with your friends and family, exercise, eat well, and the list I’m sure is actually never-ending. Oh, and we’re also supposed to sleep at some point between all of these things.
Right now I’m trying to balance a bit more than I’m used to. I want to start out by saying that I am not complaining about all of my responsibilities. I like being an adult. Most days. I like that I have a job and three internships. I love that I have friends that I love and get to talk to, Skype, and write good old fashioned letters to. I’m so happy that I have a family I get along with most of the time and enjoy hanging out with. I also enjoy being a college student. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean I don’t have things to work on for school, and my school work is a source of (mostly) joy rather than stress. The problem, however, is that I have no idea how to properly split these things up, and it’s getting to be a bit of a problem.
This last week I feel like I’ve been running around to get things done, yet somehow I feel like I’ve made very little progress. I’m behind on my internship projects. I need to be reading more for school. I haven’t talked to some of my friends as often as I would like to. But I promise I’m not spending my days staring at YouTube and Buzzfeed. I think I’m just having a hard time discerning how much time I need to put into each task. I’ve been told that struggling with balance is a common thing that adults with ADHD struggle with, but I don’t want to point a finger at ADHD every time I’m struggling.
I didn’t want this blog post to be one giant rant or complaint. If anything I wanted to vent a little bit, but to also emphasize that even though I’m a bit stressed right now, I’m still very blessed. I have a job that comes with a paycheck, three great internships that are making my resume look awesome, and amazing friends that love me even when my life gets a bit hectic and I forget to Skype them. Life is crazy, but that’s okay, I kind of like the challenge.
Question of the Day: Do you struggle with maintaining balance in your life? Whether you do or not, comment below what you think works in making balance and easier goal to reach.