Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Need to find a good balance
Lately, I feel like I need to find a good balance in my life. There are things I want to do, things I need to do, and things I have to do.
I've noticed that I have developed some qualities like my dad (which is not a bad thing). But, when he is working on a project...it's ALL OR NOTHING. For example...My dad will wake up in the morning, and decide to do some project in the yard. (I'm not just talking about a small project either). He won't work a few hours a day, for a few days, until the task is completed...OH NO! He will get up at the crack of dawn and work the ENTIRE day until it is done. Never mind stopping for lunch, and I'm not even sure how he fits potty breaks into the scenario. John teases him that he goes out to work wearing "Depends", so he doesn't even have to think about it. My sister Monica always says that he needs to "dial it down a notch". Come to think of it my mom falls into this same crazy-work-yourself-to-death category too.
I'm bugged with myself as of late. I have fallen prey to the stay-on-one-task-all- day-crazy-hullabaloo. What is keeping me busy all day, you ask? I have been trying to help my sweet hubby build his dental practice. (I have been working on flyers in photoshop, etc. Maybe I will get your input on it later.) Do I want, need, have, to help him? Yes! All day...NO! Working all day on these tasks are NOT at his request. In fact, I'm sure that he would appreciate it if I would "dial it down a notch". Lately, my house is a wreck, I haven't been exercising, my kids just think it is a free-for-all, and I put the closest quickest things in my mouth.
The stress of living an UN-balanced life is not good. It is not healthy. Do any of you have any great tips on leading a better balanced life?
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