"On the tightrope of life, only one thing allows us to move forward, and that one thing is balance. Without balance we fall into chaos, we fall behind, we miss out on what true choices we have in life.
Balance is achieved through awareness. Awareness of what we have on our plate. What is working and what is not. What feels good and what doesn't. Where we are and where we want to be. With awareness, we have choice, the freedom to choose, free will. It is choice that gives us power. Power to choose. Power which is energy. Energy that allows us to move forward in alignment with our choices. We all want to live a full life, and the key to living a full life is finding the balance."
-- Laura Kangas
Feeling overwhelmed? Many of us do, at least part of the time. When there's too much on the plate, the question really becomes, "Can you learn to say no...without feeling guilty?" Learning to delegate tasks to others and decliing invitations to take on projects doesn't make you a lazy or selfish person; it demonstrates that you value your time and how and in which directions you exert your energy.