candle flame    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. 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.


About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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4 Responses to THE BALANCED LIFE NO. 3

  1. luciesmoker says:

    I do think that you dhould keep in mind the Superwoman Syndrome. I myxpself fall prey to it and get all stressed out. The meditation seems lik a great idea.


  2. Yes, I have always been a fan of Superwoman. I know I need to slow down.


  3. I just learned of an app that teaches how to meditate. On the one hand, I think that’s really cool. On the other, how sad is it that we need an APP to teach us this??!?!!?!!


  4. Really, that is sad. But I needed help and went to the Mayo Clinic site!


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