Between family, friends, work, and time for yourself do you ever feel like there’s just not enough time in a day?
For some, this is an uphill battle and insomnia is racing downhill at full speed. Right around 3:30pm is where my mind starts to wonder. I’m nearing the end of my work day and as I overhear random chatter throughout the office, I can’t help but become distracted by asking myself, “What am I going to do once I get home?”
On a normal day, I’ll get home between 4-4:30pm. I’ll walk through the door, kiss my wife, and proceed to be delighted by the joyous look on my 8-month old son’s face. As he attacks my feet, I pick him up to give him hugs and kisses. I tell him how much I’ve missed him and squeeze him like there’s no tomorrow. I raise him to the sky as if he can fly and after a few giggles, within seconds he’s over Daddy, back to playing with his toys and off he goes.
For the rest of the evening, it’s pretty much multitasking between keeping an eye on him and making dinner as my wife and I attempt to catch up on each other’s day.
Typically, this is the part of the day when I’m usually thinking to myself, “How can I be productive once I get home?” Should I catch up on blog post, work on my YouTube channel, or check-in with social media to see what’s trending? This is also the part where my brain goes a million miles a second and I become super motivated. I find that I’m more productive during the wee hours of the night, so I collect all my ideas throughout the week then let my mind run wild come Friday and Saturday night.
All-nighters come and go, especially when the creative juices start flowing, but Friday and Saturday nights are when I really let go. I go wherever my imagination takes me. I look forward to those days as they can be fun. Although it can be quite chaotic as my mind bounces ideas around like lottery balls.
During the week I avoid late nights. My evenings consist of family time, a short window where exercise is squeezed in, dinner is served and in the blink of an eye, I’m fast asleep. Before you know it, it’s 6:15am, my alarm goes off, time to start my day and back to work I go. It’s a shame that life can become extremely busy, so busy that the week becomes one big blur and at times you have to remind yourself to slow down just to remember what day it is.
Finding balance is part of life. Some of us have conquered it, while others still struggle with it. Whether it’s building a happy home, maintaining productivity at work or creating time for a social life; finding a good balance can be tricky. Just always keep in mind that having a great support system and letting the good Lord lead the way, anything is possible.