I spent Saturday doing absolutely nothing but what I wanted to do. That meant to balance things out I had to work extra hard on Sunday to finish things. Cleaning, laundry, shopping all the things you do on the weekend because you work during the week. I planned the menu and bought the groceries. Then found out they wouldn’t fit into the frig until it was cleaned out. Was this what I was thinking about when I said I wanted a balanced life this year?
Not really. I want to maintain my sanity all the while writing, publishing and marketing my books. I want to eat a balanced diet, work out when I can, and watch the pounds melt away. I want to be a good wife, mother, friend and writer. I want to do this with all the grace I can muster and still bring in a little money from the day job. You know just in case I don’t make the Best Seller List.
I think I may have to start to meditate if I am going to keep all these balls in the air. I’ve never done much meditation, but it seemed the Mayo Clinic had a good idea by staring at a candle while you relax and breathe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2e_p7b4KaQ I visit this website when things get too crazy. It is simple yet effective. I know that when I try to do it all, I don’t do anything well. I don’t have time for the activities I have taken on, and then become grumpy and hard to deal with. I feel I have been pushed into things, when it was my idea to do it in the first place.
Balance. Is it an attainable goal? Can I really learn to do all the things in my life that I want and do them justice? Maybe if I keep my eye on the prize and balance my day, I can balance my life. It is worth a try. What do you do to bring balance into your life? Let’s discuss it.