Balance

Good morning, and happy hump day!  Does anyone else find themselves increasingly happy as the week goes on?

the first 5 days of the week

This week I am really struggling with balance.  It’s a vicious cycle for me. I will go, go, go one week only to hit the wall the next.

smigel dishes

These are the weeks that I struggle with small tasks like washing my face before bed and doing the dishes, as well as the bigger tasks like blogging, making dinner, working out.  And instead of just doing what I can, I want to shut it down all together and lay on the couch everyday after work.  It’s weeks like these that make me wonder whether 1. I just have weeks that I feel beat down for chemical reasons beyond my control, or 2. I need to re-evaluate the art of balance in my life.

breathe and blink meme

Now, in my defense we have been super busy the past few weeks… But then I realize that life is busy (and then I think about people who have children and wonder how the heck they do it… but that’s a worry for another time).  So I’m dedicating today to trying to keep the balance.

balance meme

Ok, maybe that’s little extreme.  Unfortunately, work requires that I at least put on pants today.  But you get the idea.

How do you keep a healthy balance?

Do you have weeks/days that you struggle to stay motivated?

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4 thoughts on “Balance

  1. Balance can be very challenging. One thing I had to change a few months ago was getting up a bit earlier to go to the gym in the morning. I love working out and I would go after work but then by the time I got home it would be so late I could hardly eat dinner and I knew that working out and skipping dinner was not good. There are mornings where even if I get myself to the gym, I cant seem to o ut in the effort I want with my workout but I do the best I can and maybe focus more on a yoga flow or stretching. Perhaps there is one week where you are so busy that you need a break from that. Some weekends I spend sunday just laying around and coloring for a few hours. I find it helps me feel more refreshed and ready to take on the week.

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    1. Wow coloring is such a great idea! I know what you mean about after-work workouts, it’s hard to make dinner. I would love to get my workout done in the mornings but I find mornings are my best brain time so I use them for blogging 🙂

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  2. I am the EXACT same way! When I feel beat or am stressed with all the stuff I have to do, sometimes I just have to do nothing to gather my thoughts and feel better. Now that I am go-go-go 7 days a week now, I really value the little time I have to do absolutely nothing.

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