1. Weekend Plans?
Working, being with Scott and Skylar, working out, possibly meeting up with a friend, tackling life chores like cooking, cleaning, meal prep, laundry. Nothing earth-shattering, but busy nonetheless!
2. Balancing Life. Do you feel balanced?
I don’t think anyone would say, oh yes, I feel 100% balanced every day.
Some days I feel much more balanced than others. The days I feel most balanced are the days when I have no crises to deal with, no unplanned fires that are burning, no unexpected snags.
Day to day ife is hard enough when it’s humming along well. Throw in a snag, and my sense of balance goes out the window. Until I fix or tend to the problem.
Snags could be anything from illness, to unexpected car repairs, to unplanned for traffic jams, to thinking I had enough fresh produce on hand but don’t and have to somehow squeeze in a grocery store trip, to Scott all of a sudden can’t watch Skylar, to someone sending me some nastiness in my email and having to not let that effect my headspace to Skylar having a hard day and I can’t just go at full steam because it’s just not that kind of day. I could go on and on. We all could!
Snags suck and can derail that sense of balance we all try so hard to achieve.
3. What do you do about snags and unexpected changes in plans as to not derail your overall sense of balance?
I take a deep breath, and remember this too shall pass.
I also remember that in a day, week, month, year(s), the crisis du jour will not matter. Nor will I even remember it, likely. So I remind myself not to stress about it too much.
I stop worrying, fretting, panicking, or complaining about the change in plans and just get down to handling business.
When the chips are down, the only thing I can do is action. Inaction, wallowing, worrying, complaining is not going to help me or the situation. Brainstorming, coming up with ways I am going to handle the problem,
4. Do you spend more or your time feeling in or out of balance?
I would not say I feel out of balance as much as I feel rushed. I have more to do than hours in the day. Rushing around can definitely contribute to me not feeling balanced. And as much as I’d like to say, oh I’ll just slow down, nope. The show must go on and that’s fine. Just smile, breathe, get through it. When I am 75 I will look back on my life in these moments and likely smile and feel proud that I was busy, I worked, I raised a child, I kept my household together, I wrote a blog, and it was great! Even if it was a little hairy and rushed.
And with that, I am rushing off to an appointment.
Have a great Friday night and weekend, everyone!