Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Resolving for better balance

Over Christmas, someone lovingly suggested that I might want to re-evaluate my priorities in how I was spending my free time. To be completely honest, I was turned off a bit when they first suggested it. After all, I felt that I had been doing something that I loved...that brought me enjoyment.

And then I thought about it. For days. And finally, after my annoyance had subsided, I realized they weren't wrong.

I had been letting one aspect take over my focus. All the while, letting other very important aspects of my life slip through the cracks of neglect.

And it brought me right back to the struggle I've been dealing with since becoming a mother.

Achieving balance.

I've blogged about it before and I'm disheartened and embarrassed to admit that I've actually gotten worse at this. My weight has ballooned (I feel a little like Oprah in admitting that I HATE to still be talking about my weight). My discipline with my children has been lacks. My devotions have been barely existent. And all I've really wanted to do was escape somewhere, anywhere, alone.

With the New Year, I'm resolving consciously to devote my time and efforts on the important things in my life. My children. My husband. My Savior. My family and friends. And my health/fitness.

That's a lot of balls to be juggling. And I know that many times some will fall or be neglected. But I can't continue to float through life only focusing on one or two. It's not fair to me or my family.

Does that mean I'm giving up my blog? No. It is something that I love. I relish looking back at old posts and hope they will bring pleasure to my children when they're older. But in 2010 it just might not get updated as frequently. And I'm OK with that.

I'm not that naive to believe that I will be perfect at this life balance thing. In fact, I truly don't believe it's possible to have everything in perfect balance all the time.

But for now, I'm aiming for better balance. And I hope 2010 is the year I finally master it.


Anonymous said...

balance is a beautiful thing to be had ... just be careful (my experience only) that the quest for balance doesn't tip the scales towards the wrong way.

i've oft tried so hard for balance that i've lost sight of the original goal!


Jodee Leader said...

I also struggle to find the perfect balance! Good luck juggling all of your many balls this year!

Loukia said...

I hope you find your good balance! It is nearly impossible for me, so I understand where you're coming from. Disciple? I need serious help with that one. I need Supernanny, stat! For real. I have a hard time dealing with my children somtimes, especially with my almost 2 year old who has started the terrible two's stage. The weight loss battle is one I struggle with, too. Good luck to you!

Krystyn said...

I'm pretty sure those are all important things in your balance...and you have to find the balance that works for you!

Diva Ma @ Mommy Fabulous said...

I love your honesty in this. I have a problem with balancing it all out to and I've learn to except it and that it is okay to not be perfect. I LOVE to blog but it started taking up so much of my time that I had to do it less. There is no perfect balance. just live life!

OHmommy said...

I said the same thing to myself inside my head just days ago. I won't be blogging as much. It takes up too much time in the evenings where I should be getting ready for the day ahead. Balance.

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Anonymous said...

My friend and I were recently talking about how involved with technology our daily lives have become. Reading this post makes me think back to that debate we had, and just how inseparable from electronics we have all become.

I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Ethical concerns aside... I just hope that as memory gets cheaper, the possibility of transferring our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's one of the things I really wish I could see in my lifetime.

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