It’s all about balance

Scales from Microsoft ClipArtEverything in life is about balance.  How much we eat, work, sleep, play, create and worship. If we do too much of any one of those things then our lives suffer.

But how do we know what the right balance for us is?  I don’t believe that we have the same levels that are balanced, so it’s an individual challenge to find our balance.

I have learned, for example, that I need 8 hrs of sleep a night to function at my best.  I can function fine on 7, but 6 hours of sleep is pushing it for my sanity.  I also enjoy food, the preparation and consumption, so making food for myself and my family is something that I like to do. I’m also prone to working to the point of not having time for anything else … and that makes me grumpy … so I have to watch that.  My husband, on the other hand, can function just fine on 6 hours of sleep, but he needs much more time than I do to play.

It’s about finding our own balance.  If we feel grumpy, or unsatisfied with our lives, that often means that something is out of balance.  It may be that we’re working to hard, or not enough, or we’re not playing or creating enough, maybe we’re not worshiping enough for ourselves.  It all depends on the person.

So if you’re feeling out of wack, take a look at how you spend your days.  Is there something that would make you happy if you did more of? or less of?  Or something that you’re not doing that you’d like to do?  Focus on what makes you happy .. what puts a smile on your face when you think about it.  It’s about “want”, not “should”!

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