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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ah....... that ever elusive balance we all strive for - and feel like we never find!

How does one balance work, kids, relationships, self, family...the list goes on?

If anyone ever figures it out let me know.

But I think for now, I'll focus on this:

Balance is not a noun. It isn't something you find and hang onto.

Balance is a verb. It is something you strive for every day.

Balance is an action you have to engage in each day.

Like fitness - you don't achieve and then yay! all done I get to relax now.

Each day, you have to ask yourself what action do I need to take to balance my life?

These symbolize some of the things I need to always make sure I find time for every day.

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    How has this been going throughout 2010?
    Just curious...

    3864 days ago
    I could use a little balance.

    I hope you find yours.

    4089 days ago
  • NAVYMOM133
    I really like the thought that every day we should recenter ourselves! I can think of countless times where I feel life is out of control and I sort of 'step outside' the chaos and just look. As you point out, don't just watch your life unfold, SHAPE it everyday into the best plan for that day.
    Very good thoughts to hold close!!
    emoticon Melly
    ... and I have to agree with the other ladies, you are one woman who KNOWS her priorities! Love to se them listed out in emoticon form. So sweet.
    4113 days ago
    I know deep down inside you question whether you are managing things well. After having watched you juggle all those emoticons AND 5 strangers converging on you last Feb. I can truly say you are the queen of the balancing act.

    I admire your ability to maintain calm in the face of challenges that would have broke me more than once. I'm thinking specifically of torn up kitchens and trucks that break down!

    I love your outlook and am going to adopt it myself. My life is never going to be completely peaceful and I do need to just look at each day to see how the scale needs to be readjusted.

    I guess we also need to take stay alert to those moments of perfect balance and enjoy them THOROUGHLY!

    4113 days ago
    Ah... our eternal question. Always toughest on Moms I think... but you've definitely figured it out, haven't you? Its something that is always in flux, and all we can do it consciously strive for it in our daily lives.

    I, for one, think you do a pretty good job at it!
    4113 days ago
    Balance!!! ahhhh, the challenge of my life.. if i didnt have a husband and children and a job....right?? but i love those things and they make me what i am too... i look at it as if i dont start with taking care of me -- i wont be very good with the rest.. and that taking care of means (for me) taking breaks, sleep, eating good food and exercise.. i am glad you blogged about this and just know that you have a fellow balance seeker in your midst emoticon
    4113 days ago
    Yes. There you have it. And if you find out first please pass on the wisdom. ;)
    4113 days ago
  • LADYDI2049
    Eve, sounds like you have the concept and are doing well to make it all work. Congratulations!

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    4113 days ago
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    BLANCE IS LIFE IT'S SELF... food, sleep, exercise....
    4113 days ago
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