Like everyone else, I have difficulties that plague my life at various times. After the dust settles from each one, I try to turn them into learning opportunities. With the crazy year I've had so far, I've learned a few things about achieving balance:
1. Don't bite off more than you can chew.
2. You are NOT responsible for everything.
3. Let other people do their share.
4. It's perfectly fine to take a step back now and then to gather your bearings.
5. Know when to walk away.
These five points are the keys to achieving balance. When you find your world getting a little too crazy and hectic, just breathe and remember these things.