Since January, I have been focusing on my one word,
It has been incredibly challenging; actually impossible. Every day, I am trying to balance ‘me’ with so many other responsibilities and obligations . . . work, family, caregiving, friends, career aspirations, to name a few.
“It’s up to me to find my happy balance,” is the mantra I repeat many times throughout my day. Unfortunately, I’m not so good at living this mantra.
- I try so hard to prioritize my work tasks; determining tasks of greatest importance.
- I structure my time at work and home, keeping a very detailed, possibly even obsessive, calendar.
- I try to make use of the weekend to catch up and recharge.
- I try to work smarter, not harder.
This afternoon, as I was trying to ‘fit one more thing’ into my already scheduled day, I am proud to say that I actually lived up to my mantra. Knowing that I had a date with my husband, I remembered my balance. I took the time to actually go home, take a mental break, and post my slice rather than fitting in that one more responsibility.
Slice of Life, you helped me find my happy balance . . . at least for today.