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Tuesday
Dec042012

Craving Balance

Sometimes in the pursuit of balance, we need to cut ourselves some slack. As I find myself in the midst of the sparkle and activity of the holiday season, including parties, upcoming personal and business events, planning for the next months, along with all the regular “normal” responsibilities, I’m feeling that frenzy, bordering on overwhelm which often accompanies this time of year.

I have written frequently about “me time” and practicing good self-care. While it’s always important to do this, it’s especially true when stress levels elevate. So, instead of writing a long post, this week, I’m going to reduce the pressure and keep this short.

I encourage you to listen to your voice, to do less if that helps, and to take care of yourself. What restores your sense of balance?

 

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Reader Comments (4)

My days start and end with walking my dog, and that helps me to maintain a sense of normalcy, even when everything in between seems chaotic. Continuing to make time for the activities that help me relax, such as reading and doing puzzles, also helps.

December 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanet Barclay

Janet- It is amazing how maintaining certain routines, like walking your dog at the beginning and end of each day, help to ground us. Our guy, Norton, is no longer with us, but I remember the joy he had in taking walks, and that enthusiasm was contagious. I looked forward to that activity. It's not quite the same taking the walk without him. I admire that you know what you need to help with your sense of balance- walks with your dog, reading, and doing puzzles. Wonderful!

December 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Samuels

Remembering that I don't have to do it all. When I remember and accept this, life get so much easier. I can then set my priorities, create my to-do list and guilt doesn't enter the equation.

Peggy- "...don't have to do it all." Love the clarity with which you know yourself and your priorities. You figured out the perspective you need to keep guilt at bay and balance in the forefront. Bravo!

December 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

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