Balancing Act



This morning my friends Nathan Davis ( @mediapeople ) and Scott Guthrie ( @scottkguthrie )  and I decided to do a tour of OKC via Coffee Houses.   The time was just to connect and along the way strike up conversations about our passions and just meet people.  We do this from time to time to recharge and to keep fresh.  Reflecting on our time today I believe we all cope with the need to maintain balance in our lives.  We recognize that it is important to commit a sufficient amount of time and effort to our jobs, families, and others.  Our commitment to those areas sometimes overshadows our need to take care of ourselves.  When we do recognize the need to take care of ourselves, we often concentrate on recreation.  So – – – we work and work and work and finally realize it’s time to take some time off for rest and energy recovery.

I would contend, though, that a better approach is a daily one.  And, the rejuvenation should probably be in the form of mental, emotional, and intellectual development and growth.  It doesn’t require a great deal of time.  Consistency and quality is more important than quantity.  Someone said that you can become an expert in almost any area if you will consistently commit thirty minutes a day.  It’s not just an obligation. It energizes you.

Matt Knisely

Matt Knisely is an Emmy Award–winning visual storyteller, creative director, and author who loves telling stories of the extraordinary. Make sure you check out his book Framing Faith, it helps connect the seemingly unconnected, see the beauty right in front of us, and revealing how to be present in the moment.

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  1. So you went coffee house hopping? how does that work?

    How does Sabbath work in?