Are you out of balance? Balance is not a point in time, static state. It is a process of constantly shifting and adjusting. How long could you stay up on a bicycle without movement and adjustment?
For most of us, getting out of balance is a process too. It is typically not a result of one decision but rather a series of decisions or indecisions. Most of us don’t take the time on a regular basis to stop and reassess, “Am I spending my time on what is truly important to me?”
The good news is that you don’t have to stay out of balance. Take an hour and evaluate your time vs. your values. Odds are pretty good that you are doing a lot of things, spending a lot of your resources, on activities that you don’t value. It is ok to say “no.” Drop some of your commitments. Other commitments do “good enough” instead of to the best of your ability. Find other people to take up some of your commitments.