Living a Balanced Life

I've been so busy at work that I feel like I'm not living a very balanced life, which is my #1 goal and one of the main reasons I left New York City after grad school.  I think it is so important to make time for yourself and the things that you enjoy or else you will go crazy like I have been lately.  You have to find a balance between your work life and your home life.  Make time to take walks in the neighborhood, read books, feel your toes in the soft grass, create art, take photographs just for fun, spend time playing with the cat, buy or pick flowers for the house weekly, and spend time with the ones you love.  I could go on and on with my personal list, but I'm really trying to remind myself daily that these are the things that are important to me and I have to make time for them or else I am only living a half life.  What is on your list?

Amid the chaos of the TSA Convention last weekend, I did manage to finish my Halloween wreath for the front door.  I spray painted a grapevine wreath black and hung a felt bat in the center using invisible thread.  I like the way my yellow door makes the bat stand out.  

I purchased seven white baby pumpkins at Central Market tonight that will eventually make their way into the red bowl on the coffee table.  I hope to post pictures when this actually happens, but in the mean time I have to start packing and baking biscuits for our camping trip to Big Bend this weekend!!  So excited, but already so tired that I wish I could teletransport to avoid the 6 hour drive.


1 comment:

Angela said...

Great post! I am going to start yoga again, which always keeps me relaxed and more focused in the present.