Let’s talk balance today. We all hear the “work/life balance” catch phrase and many of us think it is impossible. I can tell you it isn’t. We make choices and whatever the reason for our choice if this is out of whack it is because of us.
**Okay you don’t have to do that. You know what I mean! That scoff with the eye roll.**
I am the reformed workaholic. For me work was my place of security. If I could be perfect in my work I would finally be lovable and a good person. Now I realize that I am a good person, lovable and perfect every moment of the day.
This week I have realized that balance is important in other area’s of my life. It hit me that I am missing the balance between me time and spending time with others. I tend to spend a lot of time with others. Virtually or in person. Even if it is just spending time with mom watching TV. I don’t take that quiet time that I crave. I am one of those people who loves quiet time. No radio, TV, people or anything. Just sitting, maybe reading, meditation and so forth. I also discovered that I spend a lot of time on-line. I have let on-line take over my life. I am so out of balance.
This realization has made me take stock and make some decisions. I have to sit and decide what I want so I am in balance. The healthier I get the more I am realizing that balance is very important for me. I tend to forget and slip in to old habits of not doing what is healthy. It is so easy to slip back in to that. When I get home it is time for some changes. Nothing huge, but balance is coming back to the land of Mary.