Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Balance...the ups and the downs!

Good Evening Readers,
This post is both an apology and self taught pep talk.
I apologize for the lack of posts these days. I started out thinking I would share tip after tip on at least a weekly basis. OH MY!  I sometimes bite off more than I can chew. So hear comes the pep talk...

Balance. Do you have it? Do you know what it is? If you are like me you HAVE felt it before in your life. When things are in check. You feel "together"....and then there is chaos, "balance's" evil sibling.

In my life I prefer balance and recently I went way off course. One thing was different this time though...I just went with it. (well in my organized, type A way) Simply because, even though I didn't feel like myself, life had to roll on. I had a son finishing up a busy 7th grade academic/athletic year, whom we were also on the road with every weekend racing. With a multitude of other responsibilities it was inevitable I was going to feel run down. I typically fight it. I over do. Well this time I threw up the white flag and rested until I felt like I could tackle my world again. I was so excited when I woke up a few mornings ago and I had "IT"!!  My energy, my focus, my desire for balance. Unless you have had these ups and downs you probably will not understand and it is likely you will not understand if your normal way of life is out of balance to begin with. It is my comfort to know I share this same philosophy with so many great friends. Some who are struggling with this right along with me.

My balance is: meal plans, budgets, finances in order, a properly completed calendar, reminders set, a clean home, laundry caught up, a happy & healthy family and environment. I had none of that for a few weeks. I forgot important meetings, appointments, ate out due to complete disorganization.
I guess my point is....In so many things in life there are times when you need to fight and then there are times when you need to step back and realize everything has a way of working itself out. I am not 100% back in check but I am left feeling more like someone of my equal weight is on the teeter-totter with me.

As always it is great to have a support system who can see when you are off track and can gently guide you home. My hope is that anyone who reads this and is feeling the same way.....take the time to rest and clear your mind. It will all be there waiting for a refreshed and balanced YOU!



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