Ya know how people always say “find a happy-medium“? I never got that expression. I want a venti-happy, not a little happy or a medium happy! Well, reflecting on my first 13 days of 2012….I get what they mean now. I am not living a balanced, happy life. I’m immersed in work chaos and letting it change my plans to eat healthy and exercise. Now, I can’t eliminate the work craziness all together, but I can choose how I manage it. Sleeping with one eye-opened watching my Blackberry? Not healthy nor productive! Making an impossible “to-do” list then working overtime to finish it in a day? Silly. I have a series of things I need to accomplish by next week. I’m dividing them up and conquering them – but I will not let them take my weekend over (like I did last week) or compromise my need to exercise/sleep/be lazy on the weekend! 🙂
My blogger pal Jess has written about balance a lot lately, and I thought “well she’s self-admittedly a Type-A person, I’m not! I don’t need balance!”. Ya k now what’s worse than being a control freak? Being a control freak in complete denial!! LOL. Ladies and Gentlemen, I am a control freak. I want things done my way and I HATE to compromise.I admit it! I can’t put a project down, even when my eyes feel like sand-paper, I can’t ask for help because of course no one is going to do as good of a job as I would.
(Jess – I’m not saying you’re a control freak! I’m admiring your self-awareness of being Type A). 🙂
It’s funny what a little introspection can do for your perspective eh??? So, how can I re-channel this Type-A energy of mine? I live in my Blackberry calendar, I might as well use it to my advantage. I just went through and “booked” myself workout reminders, water reminders + snack reminders. Color-coded of course! I already booked lunch reminders (I was at the point where I would have meetings from 8am-3pm – with no time to eat! Insane.). Now I need to commit to myself to finding the balance each day between what needs to be done and what my body needs. I’ve been so go-go-go that I’m sleeping terrible. Time for the sound machine to return and the Blackberry to retire to the bottom of my purse until morning! I also need to commit to stretching more – I feel better during the day when I’ve gotten exercise and a good stretch in the morning.
How are you guys doing with any resolutions you made? How are you overall at keeping balance in your life?
I went looking for a cute quote about balance (you guys know I love quotes) – I found these and decided they were worth sharing! I have a poster of the first one that I need to hang at work as a reminder! 🙂