Finding Balance pt. 1
As you could probably tell from my diary entry yesterday, I took the day off from my mind mapping and vision board tasking. I’m still ahead of schedule, so I’m good. But, today I’m back on track.
Although Health/Wellness dominates my desired changes in quantity, none of the items in that category are at the top of my priority list. Want to know why? Because I got a lot going on. Because my mind mapping shows me I have a ton of changes I want to make, and not just for my health and wellness. Because yesterday morning I mistakenly sprayed hair product all over my body before I realized it wasn’t my after-shower spray moisturizer. When you’re stretched thin, that’s what happens! I need balance and I needed it, like, yesterday.
I created balance in early 2016. Then, I was employed FT and commuted about one hour each way. I was the chair of a significant volunteer effort that required SO MUCH time - I simply just lost count of how much time I spent on it. I was also enrolled in an important six-month course that consumed at least five to ten hours of my time per week. All that, plus normal home, mommy, and wife responsibilities. (I must note that my hubs helped out tremendously where and when he could.). To make a long story short, I assessed all my commitments and analyzed how I was spending my time. I had very little down time. The few instances that I could spare were spent with family. The only potential at that time to find some balance was to reduce my work hours. I was terrified to even ask my employer, but found the courage to ask for what I needed. Thankfully they were very supportive! And now nearly eight months later, I can’t imagine returning to full-time hours, at least not while my daughter is still young.
So, initially, I thought finding balance again would come easy this time around. It still may, but it’s looking less likely. Why? Because I have a ton going on. I volunteer. I work part time. I'm still a wife and mother and live in a house that needs cleaned. In addition to that, I've now got my side hustle (life coaching) and a daily commitment to blog about consciousness.
What was I thinking?
I’ll start my rebalancing efforts this evening and revisit again tomorrow. That's how I balance in the moment. :)
Be open to what comes.