Achieving Balance in a World of Competitions

Competitions can be exhilarating and exciting to enter and be a part of. Who doesn’t want to daydream about winning tons of prizes and sometimes those daydreams come true. But it’s important to balance our hobbies with life. After all, we all have many hobbies, interests, passions and of course family and work obligations to take care of. It can be easy to lose track and put our eggs all in one basket.

There have been times in my own life when I’ve been extremely determined to win and have spent probably too much time on competitions.

So if you’re struggling with balance this post is for you. Here are a few tips to achieve a ‘competitions-life’ balance:

 

Self-care

It’s important to take care of yourself and completely shut off. That might mean going digital free for a few days, a weekend away or going to yoga. Whatever time out is for you, do it, schedule it in and put it on your to do list regularly. Block out the time and commit to it. You can’t accomplish much (including entering competitions) if you’re not looking after your body, mind and soul.

 

Get your priorities straight

Take a step back and remember what really matters. Make a list if you have to but make your priorities and their importance clear to yourself and to the people who are close to you. It’s easy to go down the rabbit hole and over do things so get things straight and realign your priorities.

 

Drop your expectations

Give up the need to know what will happen tomorrow. We’re constantly being told everything is in our control and the more work and effort we put in, the more results we will get out, but there is a level of randomness to life we don’t want to believe, most things are out of our control so drop the expectations and go with the flow. A little bit of everything and unattachment goes a long way.

 

 Be efficient

Getting organized and being strict with your time will help you achieve a competitions-life balance. Cultivating an efficient mind-set is going to help you achieve more in less time while still fulfilling you pursuing your hobbies and your obligations.

 

Achieving balance doesn’t have to be hard. It is possible to win at everything in life, just not all the time. Happy comping everyone!

 

Nicole is a writer, blogger and long time comper with her debut novel Confessions of a Comperholic due for release at the end of the year. You can find her at ActivePatience.com.

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