Sunday, February 24, 2013
Life balance...what's that?
Maybe it has something to do with the pools and beaches and relaxing which are usually a part of my holidays. Humid weather activities are not cooking and cleaning and shopping. How many times have I said if we didn't have to eat then I would have more time and heaps more money.
Plus if we didn't have to eat, then weight problems wouldn't exist.
At the moment I'm trying to get more balance in my life, after all there's more to life than just work and cooking and cleaning. The concept of life balance is almost an oxymoron (gees I love that word) much like 'living dead' is a contradiction of terms, so too is 'life balance'.
I'm not saying you can't get balance, you can, but some days it's more of battle than others.
So in my bid for greater balance, I enrolled for a computer course, I'm trialling lots of new recipes (if I have to cook it might as well be interesting) and I'm also not whining quite so much when hubby wants to go out somewhere (I'm really not a social butterfly in my old age) yet I married one, so I have to grin and bear it some days. Quality time together after all.
I'm also doing more reading and writing about self improvement and business planning, and not so much blogging and commenting, nor am I wandering aimlessly around the internet as much. Ten years ago I'm not really sure how I managed to work, study, play baseball and chauffeur 3 children to school and almost constant sporting activities.
Friends comment that our kids are now at a good age because they're self sufficient and pretty well look after themselves. Mum is still good for money and food, but sports and school / work they can now get themselves there. So why do I seem to have even less time to do what I want?
As the years pass, do we do things slower, linger over things longer or does time just speed up the older we get? I'm not sure, but once upon a time I seemed to have all the time in the world to do everything I want and now I feel like there's just not enough minutes in my days to get it all done.
How are you achieving better life balance, or are you struggling like I do some days? If I could find the solution to this question I could give up work tomorrow.
Hope you have a great 'balanced' week,
Posted by Fiona Biedermann