This is the blackboard I have up in my kitchen. I use it to write quotes (I am addicted you know), funny stuff, messages to my kids on their birthdays and when they have done well. This time, I have written the word BALANCE on it – for me. It is a concept I seem to struggle with. I have a bit of all or nothing personality.
If I get excited about something new, I throw myself into it and spend loads of time on it. In doing so, I neglect other things – the people I love, my health, my sleep, the housework ! So, since starting up this blog, nearly four weeks ago, guess what I have been doing? Yep, spending WAY too much time on the computer – blogging, facebooking and pinteresting. Added to this, I have a bit of a sensitivity to EMR (electromagnetic radiation). So too much time in front of the computer sends me a bit loopy. I get headaches, brain fuzziness, fatigue and just generally feel blurrrgggh.
So, I need to remind myself of BALANCE. I feel so much better in myself – physically, mentally and emotionally when my life is balanced. Time to care for myself to sleep, exercise and eat well. Time to spend with my precious family and friends. Time for reading, yoga and solitary pursuits. Time to go to work and pay the bills. Time to keep the household clean and organized. As well as time to pursue this new venture (which I am ABSOLUTELY loving). I can still love it. Just in smaller, more manageable doses.
Okay, it’s time for me to go do something else now! I would love to hear how all of you find balance in your lives. Please share.
“I’ve learned that you can’t have everything and do everything at the same time.” ~ Oprah Winfrey