Latter-day Saint Life

President Ballard Gives 8 Suggestions for Balancing Life’s Demands


What helpful advice from President Ballard that will help us as we set our goals and priorities for the new year.

I have a few suggestions that I hope will be valuable to those of you concerned with balancing life’s demands.

  • First, think about your life and set your priorities. Find some quiet time regularly to think deeply about where you are going and what you will need to do to get there. Jesus, our exemplar, often “withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed” (Luke 5:16). We need to do the same thing occasionally to rejuvenate ourselves spiritually as the Savior did. Write down the tasks you would like to accomplish each day. Keep foremost in mind the sacred covenants you have made with the Lord as you write down your daily schedules.

  • Second, set short-term goals that you can reach. Set goals that are well balanced—not too many nor too few, and not too high nor too low. Write down your attainable goals and work on them according to their importance. Pray for divine guidance in your goal setting.

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