Maybe it is just me, but I seem to be constantly working on balance in my life. If you know me, you might have just laughed out loud. Really though, the struggle is real y’all. I feel constantly torn between loving what I am doing and stressing because I know I need to not be doing it.
So, in my attempt to be intentional about getting better I decided to sit down and read more about how people do this. I was headed to the internet app when my ADD finger hit the Twitter icon and no kidding the first tweet that pops up is from someone in my PLN discussing how they need to balance their life better. (I mean, maybe that was meant to be!) I click the comments and it is a strand of 7 people, all people I think highly of and are incredible educators that I feel have it all balanced, talking about how hard this is for them and how they are constantly working on it. I hate to admit it, but I felt relief. I am not the only one who struggles with this!!
Guilty pleasure alert: Aside from turning to my faith, I like to read quotes on Pinterest to calm my mind. 🙂 I ran across this one and it stuck with me as I was thinking about this situation.
It is a little scary, but I chose to be very open about this so that I am held accountable for making time to do more of the things I love with my family and things that make my soul happy. Number one being sitting down! Even if it is just to watch t.v. without multitasking. Reading more fiction novels instead of only professional reading. Not thinking about the list of things that need to get done. As a person who is an “active person” and cannot stop moving, just sitting is a HUGE thing for me. If I am not moving, my mind is going nonstop.
There ya have it. My new word for the next 6 months is BALANCE. I will be very intentional to make more time to do things that make my soul happy. I would love to hear from anyone who struggles with balance as well. We are better together, so all ideas are welcomed! 🙂
As always, my motto is…..