I continually struggle with trying to balance my life. As a single, work-at-home mom, I never feel like I can take enough time for myself. So I thought I’d remind myself of these strategies for balancing your life in this guest post by Mia Redrick that we published in 2013.

Is your life balanced? What does that mean?  Do you often say, “There are not enough hours in a day!” or “I just wish I had more time?” If you have answered YES, then this may be a sign that your life is out of balance.

What are the symptoms of a life out of balance? If you are feeling rushed, hurried and anxious as you take on the daily events, then you can pretty much assume that things are out of whack. When we are out of balance, we find it difficult to enjoy life.

Many times poor scheduling dictates the quality our lives. Instead, we need to build a life that reflects our values and priorities. I do believe that it is possible to have it all in a lifetime, but not necessarily at the same time.

As parents, it is very easy to become so busy that you forget to hone in and consider what is most important. Here are 7 strategies you can take that will help you balance out your life.

Seven Strategies for Balancing Your Life

1. Delegate

Create a weekly meeting with your family to discuss household responsibilities. During this time, review household responsibilities and delegate age-appropriate chores. Hold the meeting during the same time each week, and review what is working and what is not. For children under the age of 10 years, provide a goal chart so they can check off each task for accountability….

This is an excerpt from the article Seven Strategies for Balancing Your Life which originally appeared on 5 Minutes for Mom.