My apologies to you, first and foremost...I gave my word that my post would be available daily no later than noon...and I didn't deliver. My sincerest apologies...I'm back. I'll do the best I can to stick to it.
For a minute I'd delved into my work and focused on some things that needed to be done immediately, but wasn't focusing on myself at all. I had this to do and that to do; but at the end of the day I was left with the feeling that I'd done work, but nothing that I actually planned to do. I'd been sidetracked by work. Yes, you read correctly...sidetracked by work!
Sometimes, you can work so much that you put the rest of what constructs your life on the back burner. At other times, you can spend so much time working on the pillars of your life that you don't get any work done. We have to remember to put time into home and to put time into work, but how? BALANCE!
Balance is equilibrium, self-control, harmony. Without balance you can't walk straight, stand straight, or even see straight. It's amazing how important it is to have balance...something we voluntarily practice and utilize everyday. Yet, this one thing is what keeps us from achieving harmony across our entire lives...equal attention, equal effort, and equal energy in all that we do. Just imagine your life with total harmony...no stress.
You've strategized, contemplated, and decided the best practices for work; the easiest fixes for home; yet you don't put them together. Think double-minded at all times. Think of how work can make your life easier and how your life may be able to make work easier. Work smarter, not harder. Expend your energy when necessary, but focus and work tenaciously toward your goal.
In your quiet, unscheduled, or unplanned down time do something that makes you smile. Take a walk, eat ice cream, watch a movie, listen to music...whatever works for you. Power up...even if it's only a 10 minute power up. Get yourself ready for what's coming next. De-stress and regain your balance. Enjoy being you and all that you do....in harmony. Enjoy your day!