Monday, January 16, 2012

Life - its all about balance

I had another three blogging free days – and survived. After my week long break from the blogosphere when we were on holiday I was reminded of how much time I probably do ‘waste’, not so much in writing my blog, but in reading others as well. Don’t worry I won’t be stopping either of these in a hurry, just moderating.

Balance is a big thing which has been lacking in my life for quite a while and 2012 is my year for regaining some of that balance. I did a lot of reading on the weekend, spent some quality time with my grandson and son, went out to dinner with hubby and cleaned the house. Not super exciting but restorative if nothing else.

I’ve put out some preliminary enquiries about some courses I’m considering for this year. Strangely enough, I miss studying and I know that it keeps me connected and striving for a better me. At this stage I’m considering either a Graduate certificate or a Masters in Communication, the only difference between the two being the project work at the end (and the cost obviously).

I’m putting some written plans around some business ideas I have, my aim being self-sufficiency and no boss at the close of the project I’m currently working on. That’s still 3 years away, so plenty of time for planning and establishing what I want to achieve.

I’m investigating who in my local area conducts yoga classes – I’m interested both in the fitness and relaxation options this provides. I need something for me, for mind and body balance.

I also read recently that the people you come in contact with the most in your life should somehow reflect your goals and dreams. It’s a case of surrounding yourself with likeminded people to help achieve the mind set you want in your own life. In which case, my current mix of associates is not the right mix for what I want to achieve. Not to say I’ll remove them from my life, I just need a better balance.

So really, I need to mix with fabulously wealthy, healthy and intelligent people. Kidding! I'm actually aiming for a mix of people who write and study, are successful and happy, and who are interested in self improvement and positive thinking. Hoping that all of it will rub off.

I’ve also gone and purchased myself a written journal again, I haven’t kept one of these since I started blogging about 18 months ago because I thought it was a double up. However I plan on using the written journal as a writing tool, goal update, a life checker to keep me balanced sort of notebook - as opposed to a ‘diary’ sort of option like I used to use them for.

I have almost thirty years’ worth of sporadic hand written journals filling my cupboards. I'd go through phases where I felt the need to write, a lot, then things would go quiet for a while.There’s something quite addictive about fresh, crisp new journals and your dreams and ideas written on the pages.

Middle son is only 8 days away from getting his provisional license and being able to drive solo – we’re both counting down the days for different reasons. For him it means freedom and for me it’s another reason for worry. I know I need to trust in him and the universe that all will be okay, or at the very least trust that everyone else will stay out of his way and keep him safe.

So that’s how the first two weeks have rolled for 2012 in my world, what about you – what’s on your list of things to achieve or balance out this year?

Cheers, Fi

I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles ~ Zig Ziglar


  1. Great post Fi. As usual. Mind, body, spirit balance all go hand in hand. Yoga is great to balance that all out. I write in paper journals too (surprise) and have for years off and on. I laughed about the surrounding yourself with wealthy, heatlhy and intelligent people. LOL. It really is difficult to find balance when being pulled in so many directions. I know I struggle daily between family, work, church, etc...which is ultimiatly how my blog became. I decided to give up the superwoman syndrome and do the best I can but keep the most important things at the forefront (family, kids). Have a great week!

  2. Balance is something I've been thinking a lot about lately, too. I like your point about surrounding yourself with like-minded people to help you get where you want to be. I think that's true in real life and on-line as well. Best of luck to you in all your pursuits!

  3. So really, I need to mix with fabulously wealthy, healthy and intelligent people. -- this line made me laugh out loud! :)

    Balance -- we never know when we don't have it until we fall over :).


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