3-2-1: Ebb and Flow of Balance

3-2-1 Get Balanced Wednesday

by Dr. Donnie

“Encouraging you to continuously align your daily behaviors

with your priorities in life.”

3-2-1: Ebb and Flow of Balance.

read on DONNIEHUTCHINSON.COM | September 7, 2022


3 Ideas, 2 Quotes, and 1 Question to help you reflect on your work-life wellness and balance habits this week.


3 Ideas from Me


“Just as the waves of the ocean can range from gently rolling onto the beach to crashing on the rocks, our balance can ebb and flow throughout periods of time.

Mine certainly did. You see, this 3:2:1 Get Balanced Newsletter took a three-week hiatus because of my busy travel schedule. This included traveling several times for workshops, moving two girls into colleges, and moving us into our new home.”



“I’m not complaining about the workshop and personal waves that came rushing in at the same time. I’m simply saying other priorities superseded the creation of this newsletter. Sometimes, something has to give, so I decided to pause this newsletter for a few weeks.

Just as the ocean tides rise and fall, I knew my busy August schedule would fall and allow me time to create another edition of the newsletter.”



“The intent of this week’s message is to encourage you to think and believe that you might find your priorities ebbing and flowing. If you do, that’s ok. Just ride the wave. You will experience waves of competing priorities. However, be on the watch if your out-of-balance days begin to pile up high and let the tide turn into a huge surge.

“Just as the National Weather Service issues hurricane warnings several days in advance, please watch your early warning signs. These signs can range from strained relationships within the family, unwanted weight gain, an unfavorable medical report, an increase in alcohol use to anxiety and depression. Listen to your early warning signs so you can consciously adjust your daily behaviors with your priorities in life.”




2 Quotes from Others


“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”

– Stephen Covey, Best Selling Author. 7-Habits of Highly Effective People



“So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.”

– Psalm 90:12



1 Question for You

Are there any priorities in your life that have been taking a pounding by your waves of imbalance? What are they? Who is it affecting? What would you like to do about it? Go for it, you’ve got this!

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If you want to hear more on this subject, please listen to The Get Balanced Podcast with Dr. Donnie, Episode 134, Ebb and Flow of Balance.



Until next week, may God bless you, your family and may the Glory be to God.

– Dr. Donnie Hutchinson


Work-Life Balance Instructor, Keynote, and online course creator



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The format and style of this newsletter were inspired and highly influenced by James Clear 3-2-1 Newsletter. The content is strictly Dr. Donnie’s.