Balance


I feel completely at peace and content with my life today. I do not know where my life is heading but I find the unknown to be beautiful. Of course there are things that I want to work on, but this is what life is about. Life brings obstacles your way and it is how you handle them that makes all of the difference. For the first time, I feel that I am actually LIVING. I pretty much enjoy every moment of life. Or at least I try to. Through continuously and consciously trying to enjoy every aspect of life, I find that I enjoy the moments of life more and more.

I free wrote yesterday to get some anxiety or worry that I was feeling off of my chest. During that session I admitted the fact that I’ve been avoiding blogging. I’ve been trying to figure out why. Why do I avoid something that I enjoy so much? A theory that I’ve come up with, well, maybe theory is the wrong word. A realization that I’ve had is that I really need to work on keeping my life in balance. I find that I can be a bit extreme at times. By saying that I’m extreme, I mean that I find it easier to blog when I’m working on myself. It’s the times where I’m not hanging out with my friends as much and channeling the majority of my energy on reading self help books, painting, journaling, doing school work, etc.
Then there’s another extreme where I get wrapped up in my social life and basically hang out with friends, go to work, and go to class but I do the bare minimum in school and block out my creative side. I find when I balance myself and incorporate my creative, intellectual, and social side I am happier. I feel more confident in who I am and in turn, have a peaceful feeling inside.

I believe that my feeling of peace today is stemming from the fact that I’m getting better and better at this balancing thing! Yes, I do have a long way to go but I notice an improvement in myself. I’m proud to say that I can give myself a pat on the back 🙂 I’ve hung out with friends every night this week. Yet, today I’ve stopped myself, am getting my priorities in line, and will work on school work tonight.  I’ve had fun, but I realize to truly enjoy the times spent with friends I need to keep the rest of my life in order.

My challenge for you is to stop and think about where you are in your life. What priorities are you putting on hold? Where do you need to balance things out? Once you take note of this, work on it. It’s as simple as that.

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