Yet even considering all those, probably the topic on which I have the least right to blog is Balance, and I mean that in every sense of the word. I will fall over if I try to do tree pose, I’m too impatient to find that perfect mass to get the two scale trays level, and to me Balance Bars taste like…
…okay, I actually really like Balance bars. But they’re awfully calorie-dense, and not satisfying enough to be a true meal replacement, so I try to avoid them.
Finding balance in my life? It’s one of those things I resolve to do every year (oh yeah, it’ll be on my 2011 list). I swear I’ll find balance… and I also swear I’ll find time to whip my butt into amazing shape, volunteer at my daughter’s school, keep the house clean and organized, kick ass on all my assigned writing, write the spec screenplay/pilot/manuscript I’m dying to do, network like crazy, plan dinners ahead and cook them brilliantly, run several marathons, pitch new TV/book projects, blog every day (new one for 2011!), keep up my “daily” journal to my daughter, read all the books I want/need to read, have a crazy-wild nightly sex life with my husband, pay every bill the minute it comes in, keep impeccable track of my finances, play joyfully with my daughter whenever she and I are together, and always find tons of fantastic quality time with all the people in my life who matter to me.
And meditate. I always think if I somehow add meditating to the mix, it’ll all magically work out.
It’s possible my expectations are a little much. I tend to think in extremes, like “daily,” “nightly,” and “always.” The obvious problem with that is when I don’t reach those goals, I feel like I’ve messed up. And inevitably, when I am going full-tilt on some of the things on my list, others slide, and I feel terribly out of balance. At the same time, everything I laid out are things I really really want to do, and a stubborn part of me is sure I can do it all… if I just find that magic key. (Back to meditating — maybe the answer?)
I don’t have the solution; I’m still seeking it. And with January 2011 and a whole new set of New Year’s resolutions coming up, I could definitely use your help.
So please, tell me… what tools do you use to bring balance into your life? How do you adjust your expectations so you’re still striving for all those things you want, while not setting yourself up to fall short?
I imagine I’ll learn a lot from my fellow Debs’ posts this week, and I’d also love to learn from everyone else.
Believe me, I need all the help I can get. 🙂