I believe I am supposed to learn to juggle the jobs I need to have with love for my passion and become adept at balancing both for a good quality of life. I just haven't mastered the balancing yet. I hope I do soon.
I've heard from a lot of friends and colleagues lately who aren't where they want to be in life. I'm glad I'm their friend and that I have chance to help give them strength and perspective to remind them of who they are.
I don't remember balance ever being a factor until the number 85 rolled around and captured my attention. I was just starting to learn tango and hand-in-hand with that came yoga. Both of which cannot be achieved without good balance plus quite a few other things.
Are you sick and tired of talking about work life balance? Many have tried it and failed. Most think it doesn't exist. Some have coined the term work life integration or work life blend. But we're still talking about the same thing.
Today, find peace with your discomfort. Embrace the stickiness. Ask for its lessons and guidance. Trust that your uneasiness is the vehicle to catapult you to places you've never been before. Use discomfort to your advantage in creating a life you dream of.
While watching the incredible gymnasts compete in the Rio Olympics this past week, it struck me that the hard work, effort, and concentration they put into keeping their balance during their routines can shed some light on the reality of the "balance" we try to accomplish in life.
We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.
Habits, by nature, are easier and more accessible, and humans are lazy creatures with greater willingness to do what requires the least amount of effort. By contrast, hobbies require effort-- and this effort becomes its own reward.
uestion: What might explain the following? Brexit. Trump. Sanders. Democracies in retreat. Thugs in presidential palaces. Globalization in question. Include climate change, and corruption in America that is worse than Brazil. Answer: Imbalance.
By making different choices and focusing on new healthy habits, we can slow momentum in some areas and create new momentum in others. And this will help us move in the directions that we truly desire--even if it's just a bike ride around the lake.