Thursday, February 28, 2013

Finding Balance

Today is the day I strive for balance in my life. You see, a few months ago when our miracle baby (more on that to come) turned 6 months old it hit me: She is growing up SO fast and I'm missing moments left and right to unnecessary distractions. So I did a 360: I went from being the person who was constantly doing "something" to basically doing "nothing". (Although raising my baby isn't "nothing", but you get what I'm saying). 

The to-do list has piled up since then. I've said to myself "I'll do it 'tomorrow'" countless times but "tomorrow" never seems to come. And I'm okay with that...

BUT. I know that I cannot live the rest of my life this way or 
A) I'll have no money (okay, I already have no money, so I'll just have less-no-money)
B) My house and marriage would go to shambles

So I'm currently trying to find the balance between the prior, non-stop, always-on-the-go, always doing something, always busy me and the current laid-back, not-a-care-in-the-world, procrastinator me. I used to be able to feed a baby, reply to an email, eat breakfast and listen to a conference call while taking notes all at the same time. And now I'm lucky if I can walk and chew bubble gum together. Neither is a really a good place to live in. Super-multi-tasking-mama misses out on the little moments each day. Super-chilled-out and laid-back mama gets nothing accomplished for her business or house.

 I guess prioritizing, and figuring out how to manage my time effectively, needs to be figured out "TODAY".  

"A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it, she knows the meaning of true generosity, happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony, with courage and grace." -Suze Orman 

3 comments:

  1. Hugs!! For me, when I had a home based business, it was about:
    Getting up earlier

    Making a list the night before

    Having a schedule of routine things (household chores, etc), so a little got done every day and I wasn't overwhelmed!

    Asking for help! And being specific!!!

    Having concrete goals, so you KNOW what it is you are working for/towards!

    Realizing that every day can be a Do-Over!


    Good luck!!!

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  2. We all struggle and some days will be better than others...time with your miracle baby is time well spent.....I know you will find your balance one day at a time. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. I've been struggling with this a lot lately! After my cancer treatments, when I started feeling good, I was trying to make up for lost time by trying to "do it all". It didn't take long to burn out. Now I'm just trying slow down and focus on my family.

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