Football practice. Doctor’s appointments. Church activities. Job reviews. Parent-teacher meetings. Cleaning the house. Cooking dinner. How do you keep up with it all and maintain a balanced life?
With all the demands of a busy schedule, we can become so distracted by what seems “urgent” that we lose sight of what is most valuable. Our relationship with God and our family. Because let us not forget, those two things require daily time and attention, too.
You might be saying, “But I have important things to do that I have to get done! God and family will understand.” And it’s true, we all have responsibilities that can’t be ignored, but if we are constantly pushing our relationships to the back of the line, our lives will amount to one long, unfulfilling checklist.
How can we make sure that we are maintaining a balanced life? This is the question Kirk Cameron opens up about in his new weekly video series inside the exclusive community called The Campfire.
Kirk has had to learn how to balance his growing family, his marriage, his career, and his faith over the years, and the wisdom he shares in this video is priceless.
“Number one: Go for healthy, not happy. Because if you’re healthy, happy is a natural byproduct of that,” Kirk shares.
What does this mean? He goes on to explain that if you focus on being happy, you will be tempted to only think about yourself, and aim for more “me-time”. When each member of a family is focusing on their own needs and their own schedule, everyone is moving on separate tracks, and as Kirk puts it, “you can lose the health of your family.”
Kirk also talks about a few of the ways he finds rest, including one that has been a “game changer.”
To hear more about how Kirk and his wife Chelsea maintain a healthy marriage, healthy family, and a balanced life, watch the full video by signing up today for a FREE 14-day trial of The Campfire.