Honestly, it doesn’t really feel like Monday. Life has been
extra full lately, and I’m finding the weekends and weekdays blurring together.
There are so many things to do and details to iron out that continually fill my
mind. It’s easy to get caught up in the shallow view of the smallest details
and not take the time to climb the mountain to see the view from above. As in
most things, there needs to be balance. A time to buckle down and be
accomplished and the foresight to stop, relax, and see what is happening and
celebrate it. The practice of
stopping is the challenge. When I do stop and reflect on life lately, it truly
is exhilarating! Stephen and I are daily in the process of building a business
and life that we have so desired. It really should take my breath away.
So, how do you balance it all?
For me, it’s a daily challenge of transitioning my point of
view. There is always something that needs my attention; this is just the
nature of business. So I attempt (work in progress) two ways to balance this
doing and stopping.
First, move as quickly through the small stuff as possible.
If I let every detail pile on top of me and take mental space within me, I
would turn into a heap of ruins. Yet if I ignore these nagging details, I won’t
accomplish what I have set out to do. Moving through the details quickly is key to
being free to focus on the greater picture.
Second, because again there is always something that needs attention, I’m practicing viewing my “work” differently. I don’t have to
write this post. I get to write this post. This seems lame, but when I think
back on all the jobs I’ve had over the years and where I am now, I’m so
grateful for all the things I GET to do today. Changing my perspective is paramont.
It grounds me and causes me to stop and celebrate the breathtaking view. Life
is beautiful, what a shame to miss a single moment.
How do you find your balance?