Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tough Choices Can Lower Stress and Head Off Crises in Your Family

My husband and I have spent decades working hard in our careers, raising our wonderful children and volunteering. We recently made the decision to move to our dream home, a beautiful place just outside of Boerne Texas, with scenic acreage and lots of wildlife. As you might imagine, a lot goes into getting a house ready to sell, searching for and buying a new home, and the actual move from one house to another. In order to make this dream come true, I made the decision to put my business on hold for the last several weeks.  Only then could I focus on making the move as low-stress and smooth as possible.

We all have many demands on our time and energy in our roles as parent, spouse, employee or student, and more. Occasionally, a family need will come up that requires a huge amount of both. Unless you have any reserves of time and energy, you will either find yourself in a crisis or having to make some tough choices about what to put on hold to address the issue at hand.

Being clear on your priorities and being willing to shift time and energy spent elsewhere to your family’s more pressing needs can help you head off crises in a very busy life. When you do this with the utmost love and respect for your family, you’re making sure that they remain a top priority in your life.

What choices have you made in your life to put your family first in times of need?