#187 – A Chat on Balance

#187 – A Chat on Balance

“I’m overwhelmed.”

“There’s too much going on in my life right now.”

“I’m trying to find balance.”

Have you ever found yourself saying any of those phrases or something like it?  I have.  I talk about being overwhelmed and struggling to balance it all too. Life has a way of feeling like too much sometimes. And when it does, we just feel out of whack, burdened down, and full to overflowing — but not in a good way.

What is balance?  Why does it elude us?  What are we supposed to do to find it, keep it, and maintain it?

One of the basics of getting back to your life is understanding balance and what your responsibility is in honoring its role in your life. This podcast is about both of those things and some.  In both principled and practical ways, I want to teach you what I know about balance, and what you need to know in order to find balance and maintain it.

And what to do about the overwhelm? You might be surprised to find that I actually encourage you to embrace the overwhelm as a clue that can lead you towards living a balanced life. Feeling uncomfortable isn’t all bad. Discomfort can lead to positive change and a new way of seeing your life.

Balance is possible but it takes work! However, the work of finding and maintaining balance is rewarding.  The beautiful thing about putting forth the effort to understand balance and work towards it?  It can lead to you living a well-intended life for which you have little regret.

Highlights from Today’s  Episode:

  • The truth about balance
  • Why overwhelm can be good
  • Knowing your ground zero
  • The importance of “no”


Resources From Today’s Show 

==> General Links 

Have you taken the staying awake assessment? Find it here.

Did you catch my YouTube live with my brother, Anthony Evans?  Listen here or watch here. 

Grab my latest book, She’s Still There!

Take a look at Kingdom Woman by Chrystal Evans Hurst and Tony Evans

Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment!

  1. What is causing you to feel out of balance in life?
  2. What did you learn from today’s podcast that is helpful?
  3. Do you see God causing or allowing disruption in your life?  How does that change the way you see the interruptions or difficulties you face?
  4. What things do you need to say “no” in order to say “yes” to balance?

Connect with me…

How to Listen to The Podcast

If you’re new to podcasts, think of them like little radio shows that you can listen to at your convenience. They are perfect to listen to and learn from as you workout, fold laundry, wash dishes or conquer the world.

1. Listen right here on the blog. Click the little play button at the beginning of this post.

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You have been so great to join me on the journey here on the blog, I hope you jump right in and do the same on the podcast!

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  1. Melanie September 11, 2018 at 1:03 am - Reply

    My favorite quote from today’s podcast? “Balance is nor better time management, but it’s better boundary management.” Boom! Brilliant! 👊🏻 Is that your quote, Chrystal? I look forward to hearing what “C” is all about in ABCD next week. BACK TO BASICS is a great theme.

    • Chrystal Hurst September 11, 2018 at 8:04 pm - Reply

      Love our encouragement and feedback Melanie!

  2. Ann Denham September 11, 2018 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed this one! I’m a ‘ back to school/reboot girl’. The structure of Fall is a comfort thing me.So many good points: saying no,not being guilted into things,knowing my ground zero( I’m listening on 9/11🙏🏾). Thank you for sharing..it’s appreciated.

  3. Scott Rodriguez September 12, 2018 at 10:36 am - Reply

    I’m grateful someone is talking about these at length. Few people are. And yes, it’s a process, not an event, and as for me, a long one. It took me about that long to have any vision, let alone “balance.” Though I’m still “working on the building,” like some older folks say, I sensed I was getting closer to my goals when I started referring to “the cross” as my “ground zero.” Oddly enough, things changed. My vision changed. I started changing all the more. OK. Thanks again.

  4. Sheronda September 19, 2018 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Balance does not imply the lack of effort to maintain it. So much encouragement right there.. I’ve been so blessed by these podcasts. Is there a place aside from this public forum to ask questions that you would possibly do a podcast on?

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