I recently read the Inc. article, Work, Sleep, Family, Fitness, or Friends: Pick 3, by Jessica Stillman.
I then read a rebuttal article, Forget Picking 3. How to Have it All: Work, Sleep, Family, Fitness, and Friends , written by Kindra Hall.
Both of these articles really got me thinking about my life at it’s current state, including work, sleep, family, fitness, and friends.
Can we have it all? Or do we need to really pick 3?
For me, Work and Sleep have really become my top two. I attempt, inconsistently, to bring Fitness in there. Friends, mostly pop in when I need a break from work. And if I’m being honest, Family, usually takes a back seat. Naturally, that’s where these focus areas have fallen.
It’s not the greatest hierarchy, and different people would organize these focuses a different way. Some weeks I need Family and Friends. Others, I need Fitness and Sleep. It depends for me. And I’m working on the best for me.
However, Hall says it perfectly well:
“Be 100 percent where you are.”
It doesn’t matter if you pick 3 or if you want it all, you need to be 100 percent where you are at that moment. That’s where we’ll find success.
We all operate differently. Some of us can only focus on a few things and get really good at them. And some of us can focus on all five of these things and get good at them.
It’s about what YOU can do for YOU.
We can read all the self-help and empowerment books and articles we want, but there is no one size fits all. It’s a trial and error of what works for you as an individual.
But if there’s one thing I can (and should) focus on, it’s being 100 percent present.
We can’t be half in and half out and expect to get results.
Can you give 100 percent to Work, Sleep, Family, Fitness, and Friends?