How To Friday – 2nd edition – How to….have BALANCE in life.
I am well versed on these issues of balance. because I say I am. because I’m a mom. and a runner. and an educated person with a degree in human development and family studies (not sure what that means either, but I paid a heck of a lot of money for it) and lots of other things. I have lived the long life of 29 years, upon which much wisdom has been gained. I will impart to you. always giving.
I think there are 3 important parts to BALANCE – MIND, BODY, SOUL. You can’t only work, only run, only be a mom, or just eat chocolate and watch reality tv all day. You have to feed all the different parts. Too much or too little of anything will leave you walking sideways. I’ve seen it happen. ain’t perty.
Let’s talk mind. There are a few good ways to accomodate your mind.
Read – here are a few at the top of my list. hoping to get to them tonight. I welcome any recommendations, although these have some pretty good life lessons.
Listen to music. A four year old singing every word of a Taylor Swift song is fantastic.
Reach out of your comfort zone and do something to expand your horizons and stretch your limits. Like wearing sneakers with skinny jeans. or horizontal stripes. or holding a baby.
or you could think bigger and join a good cause or organiziation. *on a serious note (what are you talking about, this is all serious!), I would like to actually volunteer at a race or three this year, that supports a good cause – instead of running them.
Next is body – get in tune with your body. keep it healthy. I work it to the max with cardio and some strength. Remember to nourish it with good food, and stretching or some different activities.
My daughter forced me into this one and then captured it for all posterity. she’s tricky. practicing my arabesque – that ain’t perty.
Getting your veggies – even if they are in carbohydrate form. in a box.
Lastly is your soul. I think this may be the most important. Start and finish your day on a positive note. I usually do this in prayer. hiding in the bathroom. sometimes the laundry room if the bathroom is occupado. this is my favorite mode of prayer and quiet time:
But for other’s, it might be quiet meditation or whatever else calms and nourishes your little spirit.
That’s all the insight I have for today friends. Off to try out this little thing called insanity. wish me luck.
How do YOU maintain balance in your life?
When do you feel unbalanced?