” page has been absent from the blog… Until now!I haven’t known what to write. Even though I should have a general idea of who I am, it’s seemed daunting.
We’ll come back to that but, I’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately. I feel like I have so much to do, but never manage to get any of it done. I like to make lists, but what good are lists if you never cross anything off?
Does anyone else keep track of their lists like this? I have tried about 450 different check list and note apps, only to eventually have them fall by the wayside because they don’t do everything I want. Instead a chose to use this fancy piece of technology as a glorified post-it holder.
These post-it note lists, mental lists, and event reminder dingers on my phone (for the ones I really
need to remember) have been accumulating. Steadily. I keep thinking that I need a break and that it’s OK to take a break sometimes.Yeah! It is! But not a permanent break! Too long of a break leads to longer lists, more (unnecessary) stress, and if you’re me, a bad mood. (Sorry, boyfriend).And that’s when it occurred to me. Balance. I know that we all need balance. I usually think about balance when, after a perfectly crafted dinner of lean protein and veggies, I’m scooping myself a bowl of ice cream… for the third night in a row. That’s called rationalization, not balance. I need to learn the difference.So when I got home from work the other night, I checked off the majority of my post-it list. And ya know what? Four out of the five took me 15 minutes combined. WHEW. The last of the 5 involves going to the bank during “normal business hours.” I work during “normal business hours,” so that does involve some pre-planning. Or some research to figure out how to do it online. Either way, 4/5 is a win for me.
Sometimes I have to do things that I don’t want to, because they have to be done, and getting them done relieves a burden, however small. Sometimes I have to go for a run, because I know that it will help in the long run. Sometimes I have to eat the veggies and not the ice cream because I’ll feel better afterwards. Balance.
This was all a long way of saying… that’s how my About page was born. Balance. We all need it, and I’m going to have to make a conscious effort to keep working at it.