2016 has been a hard year for me. Until a few weeks ago, I had been on a medical leave from my job.Boy has it been hard re-adjusting.
Gone are my days of yoga, reading and just trying to take care of me. The fictious four-eyed, gnarly version of Master Splinter's ugly stepbrother, whom I aptly named "King Rat Race", has taken over my life and kicked me right back where I was 8 months ago--with my head barely above water.
So what am I to do? How do I tackle the rat race blues?
In my mind, the only option is to surrender. But after talking to some people in my tribe, I've been told the best thing to do is to take a breathe, reassess the situation and make a new plan. A plan that puts me at the forefront and creates balance.
So last night, I sat down and made a list of all the things I have to do and another list of all the things I want to do. Then I grabbed my agenda and tried to commit time to each of those lists throughout the month. Can I tell you that just that act of conscious intent made me feel 10 pounds lighter!
I am still a work in progress, but I am trying to create the balance that makes me successful AND happy.
Share some of the ways that you create balance in your life. What activities do you do to keep you sane and happy?
Until next time...