Monday, July 7, 2014

Balance

Balance eludes me.  No matter what I do, I can't seem to find the sweet spot, one area (or more) of my life always seems to be inadequate.  As we prepare to move across the country, my inability to maintain a balance is glaringly obvious.  Our list of things to do seems to be growing exponentially.  Each time I add something (find a job) it seems that 10 other things get added as well (update resume, obtain letter{s} of recommendation, notify references that I'm job hunting, etc.).  We've also had family in town/been traveling for 17 out of the last 25 days and we're meeting up with some other friends who are in town visiting family this weekend.  It's been awesome getting to see everyone and take some time off from work but it hasn't helped me get myself organized.

I'm working on setting some serious goals for myself to tackle over the next 6 weeks and that usually helps keep me on track so hopefully things will be a little more regular around here.  I also started wearing a Lokai bracelet and it's a great reminder for me to focus on balance.  Have you heard of these things?  They're all about balancing the highs (white bead) and lows (black bead) in life and the events that connect them.

How do you find (and maintain) balance in your life?


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5 comments:

Jamie said...

Haha. No balance over here!

Leanne R said...

What a cool idea! I need one! Where are you moving to?

Kara said...

I don't really feel like I have balance, I just do my best to squeeze it all in and don't think about it. Seems to be working so far. Not thinking about it goes a long way.

Elizabeth, The Young Retiree said...

I don't have any balance at all, but unlike Kara it is thinking about this that keeps me awake in bed at night, is probably giving me an ulcer, and what is having me text Gene to bring home pizza so I can keep reading a blog post every time I come back into the office to get something to move to our "storage" room and "household hoods" pile! I feel like balance is really hard to come by in crazy times of moving, and I've slowly started letting myself embrace the craziness of it all, and let it go.

Marcella{The Life After "Trust Me"} said...

What is this balance you speak of?!!