Task oriented or people oriented?
Maybe you’re like me–a little of both. I’ve had to learn to ask myself some hard questions in order to get clarity on what really matters. Balance is key.
I love people and discovering what makes them tick. People’s stories intrigue me. I am a people person. Ask me for coffee, and I’m there. I equally enjoy being productive and crossing things off my “to do” list. That just means I love big-picture thinking, having goals, and strategizing ways to achieve them. Adding an item to my list and being able to cross it off gives me such a sense of accomplishment.
During times of too much activity, however, I feel burnout creeping in. As I’m writing, getting ready to start a podcast and wanting to learn about creating/teaching an online course, I can feel overwhelmed. I start to resent my people for needing me. I am short in my tone with the very ones God has entrusted to me. And if I don’t pay close enough attention, the slow simmer that’s there threatens to become a rolling boil spilling over and burning everyone and everything around me.
But, if I sit on the couch too long binge watching my favorite shows, I actually get a little depressed. I don’t accomplish much of anything. It definitely depends on the season I’m in, too. When I was in the throes of keeping littles alive, sitting on the couch was a welcomed reprieve. There’s got to be balance, right?!
So how do we find balance?
I’ve created a download of “6 Questions to Determine if I Need to Hustle, Quit or Simply Pause and Rest.” These six questions will guide you into some self reflection. After taking some time to answer these six questions, you will become more effective at what God’s called you to do without sacrificing what’s truly important. You’ll find balance in three key areas of your life.