first, try juggling time, physical/personal space, finances… then, factor in life, unexpected chaos, and then some distractions.
some people just do it remarkably well and leave you in awe of how they manage it. there is a rumour/urban-myth that having kids forces you to manage your time and resources better… i am not sure how convinced i am on this. examples in life, i.e. those from friends and family, yield large variances in their relative successes.
however, if i may draw some tentative conclusions from my ongoing observations in life and those around me, it seems that the more adept jugglers are also more ‘focussed’ or ‘disciplined’ in their coordinating act… better at saying ‘NO’, better at ‘Prioritizing’, and then when they make time for others, it is often ‘Quality’ time they offer…
but, what is fundamentally driving all that?? a bouncy life philosophy that propels one forward with the daily zeal? i wonder.