I know that I have talked about finding balance in life before on my blog, but it is an ongoing challenge to actually find said balance. I am often overwhelmed with many aspects of my life, but am still always striving to take better care of myself and my family in this crazy world.
Recently my health has been causing some problems again, forcing me to reconsider some things in my life and pull back from certain areas. For one I am seeking less hours from my day job. While for the most part I like my job, as much as you can like a job, I just feel that I need some more time off to rest and take care of my body and mind. I am still going to hopefully be working 20-25 hours a week, which will be good for bills and my psyche I think. But it will also allow me to rest more, maybe take some yoga classes, make time for doctor appointments.
I also need to get better at making time for my writing and art. I feel like I have fallen behind in these pursuits lately and I need to bring both back into my life each and every day. I feel better when I write and make art, so I need to stop letting my depression or outside commitments from getting in the way. It's just with the fatigue that I have been feeling I find it hard to do anything after I get home from work. Still, I know I will feel better after artistic pursuits, so I will make a better effort. Same goes for exercise and meditation.
Luckily my husband now has two days off a week, so he can help some with the cleaning at home. However he and I work different schedules, so now we need to figure out a balance for our relationship time. It is a work in progress that is for sure. I am a work in progress.
How do you find balance in your life? Any tips that you are willing to share?
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