Finding Balance pt. 2
I'm slowly progressing toward finding balance with all that I have going on. The last time I did this, I used an approach that worked pretty well. Today, I'm sharing the first step. (Yes, I did say this is SLOW progress.)
Step One - Assess
The first step to finding balance is to figure out what the hell is going on! What's the status quo? How do I spend my time? Where am I unhappy? What do I want more of? A good way to figure out the answer(s) to that last question is to consider jealousies (they are very good indicators of what you want.)
On the surface, this task seems simple. However, it can be difficult it you're not willing to be honest with yourself. For example, do you watch a lot of TV to relax? What about time spent on Facebook? This is not to say that there are a ton of hours in one's day that are frivolously spent. Rather, it's to note that there may be time-sucking activities in which we engage that we don't realize amount to a significant number of hours each week.
So, what's my assessment look like?
As I mentioned yesterday, I do have a lot going on. How do I spend my time? I work/commute, volunteer for daughter's school, blog, coach, along with mommyhood, wifedom, and general home caretaker. (Although, again, I do have an AWESOME hubs that takes care of a lot!). I rarely watch television. I am on FB, but I wouldn't say for more than one hour a day. (FB though is not just reading posts, it's posting items for sale, Conscious Diaries posts, and things like that. Honestly, I rarely post on FB and just don't have time to peruse much.)
Where am I unhappy? I'm not unhappy. I'm quite fulfilled actually. :)
What do I want more of? The best way to put it right now is I want a bit more consistency. I want to ensure that I feel everything in my life is receiving adequate attention, that nothing is overshadowing the other. Because Conscious Diaries is so new, it's definitely like the baby in the family. And because I was hot crazy to sign up to blog every day, it's getting all the attention. Rightfully so. Once a routine schedule is developed, it should help a lot in easing some of the stress and getting me back to spending adequate time with my family and not feeling rushed or being sleep deprived. If not, additional changes may be in order. But, that's step two...
'Tis all for today.
Be open to what comes.