I’m reblogging a post I wrote last year during the A to Z April Blogging challenge. I used juggling as my topic for the letter J and talked about the importance of keeping the balls in the air and identifying the ones that didn’t bounce.
Sometimes, life gets hectic or even crazy and priorities have a way of defining themselves during those times. I took a bit of a break from the internet, which included blogging, to shift my focus to a few of the other “balls” in my life. But I’m easing back in and am looking forward to catching up on all I missed.
According to dictionary.com, the definition of juggle is to keep several objects (such as balls, plates, tenpins, or knives)
in continuous motion in the air simultaneously by tossing and catching. People often use this term to describe their lives. And instead of juggling balls, plates, or knives, they are juggling schedules, tasks, or obligations.
Writers often juggle family time in addition to their writing, editing, social networking, and marketing (not to mention day job for many). Is there a perfect balance? No. What works for one person may not help anyone else.
But regardless of how or what you juggle, a few of your “up in the air” items have more value than others. Make sure you keep an eye on those. Those are the ones you don’t want to drop.
Are you looking for ways to help your juggling act? Below are links to websites with tips about productivity and time management.
Below are a few quotes about juggling.
“Juggling is sometimes called the art of controlling patterns, controlling patterns in time and space.” Ronald Graham
“Life is a juggling act that sometimes requires that you drop everything.” Linda Poindexter
“Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you’re keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls…are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.” James Patterson
What is your best juggling tip?