Thursday, January 6, 2011

Balance...

is my constant goal. Not just at the beginning of a new year, ALWAYS. I believe, specifically for me, my grand scheme or purpose in this life is to live it with balance. It hasn't come easy. I find when I do have a balance, I am much happier.

Components of a good balanced day: {no particular order}
  • Time with my Maker
  • Time for me
  • Time with my husband
  • Time with my kids
  • Time with friends
  • Time for rest/sleep
  • Time for nourishment
  • Time for work/service inside the home
  • Time for organizing
Components of a good balanced week:
  • Exercise Time
  • Creative Time
  • Service outside the home
  • Errands
  • Church Worship
  • Everything mentioned for balanced day. :)
I found the following picture on Flickr.com thanks to Patty Anne. I was looking for a good photo of balance scales to add to this post and came across her genius picture. This is what Patty wrote below it:

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My one word resolution for the year is balance.
This year I seek balance in myself, my days, my home, my relationships, in my life.

I often feel like a high-wire act, balancing on that thin line riding a unicycle holding onto opposing priorities with a couple of people propped precariously upon my shoulders while life tosses more at me from all directions, smiling the whole time saying "I'm fine, really, I'm fine".



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I completely agree with Patty.

Work Smarter, NOT Harder,
Shan

2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful surprise to see that you liked my balance LO enough to use it on your blog. I am totally shocked & flattered.

    It's funny, it helps to hear when others share your struggles, a kinship through our journey of life. I'm still working that dance with balance, but by being cognizant of it I am aware sooner when I start to get out of kilter.

    I have enjoyed reading through your blog & your photographic adventures with your DD!
    You've brought an unexpected smile to my day, thank you for that gift!

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  2. You are most welcome Patty! Thank you for sharing your artwork and stopping by. I love to give smiles and gifts :) That makes my day! Grateful for your comments.

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