Okay one, what the fuck does that even mean? Two, can anyone actually even do this? If so, three, point me in the right direction!
I struggle with finding balance.
Some days I have more energy for work, some days I have more energy for my kids. Some days, I don’t have energy for either.
I struggle with being still.
Some days there are a million things to do around the house and I can’t sit still until they are done, other times I’m trapped in my own mind, sitting still, but my head is rushing.
I don’t know if “balance” is even a realistic thing to call what we try to do in life.
We all wear multiple hats.
I am a mom first and foremost.
I am a behavior analyst.
I am a sister.
I am a daughter.
I am a supervisor.
I am a woman.
I am a maid.
I am a scheduler.
I am a chef.
I am many things.
How are we expected to balance all of this?
It makes me feel better when I tell myself that this expectation of finding balance and being still is unrealistic.
I don’t think we’re expected to find a true balance where we actually feel okay. I think there are waves of calmness that happens periodically to make us feel like we have everything under control. I also believe there are waves of chaos and unexpected events that make life feel harder at times. That’s just how it goes.
I don’t plan to meet expectations of trying to make my life feel balanced. I don’t plan on being still anymore. I plan on embracing the waves that are easier than others. I plan to know when to take a break and I plan to do what makes me completely and one hundred percent happy.
I encourage everyone to stop searching and seeking for ways to “feel better”. Just embrace life and do what makes you happy (as long as it’s legal of course!)