Monday, January 5, 2015

On Balance

I've been lethargic, eaten too much candy, shirked most of my responsibilities, had my car rear-ended, purchased gifts for myself alongside nearly every gift that I bought for others, and generally have had enough with my self.

Friends, it's time for some change in my life.

I'm the type of person that runs at full speed with arms wide open into routine and then routinely complains about how bored I am with it. I cannot sustain this life. So, I've turned over a new forest (forget that old adage about a leaf and tree-I'm getting really serious now).

I've taken some time from blogging to focus on work craziness, family obligations, holiday nonsense, and my husband and pups. I've also taken some time away from yoga and healthy eating habits, I've also been tardy to every occasion that I have attended in the past 6 months to a year (this is not a new realization).

I didn't intend for this to be a confession, but here we are.

I feel that if I admit all of my nasty little habits and thoughts that I can exorcise them like demons and move on with my life.

The short version of this post is that I don't feel that I've been living up to my potential in any area of my life and I want to make changes, move forward, and grow. The new year has presented itself as the perfect starting point for me. If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have noticed my use of the following hashtag: #Balancing2015 . Balance  has presented itself to me as the number one quality I need to cultivate and strengthen in my life and I've already begun my work.

In addition to that, I was reading an article about how terrible multi tasking is (in Darling magazine), where I felt really struck by an idea presented by Pauline Brown (North American Chairman of LVMH) regarding life quadrants. The gist is that she categorizes her life into 4 quadrants and strives to work on each one throughout the day. Hers were family, friends, self, and work. I loved that idea and have decided to jump onboard with this thought process. My quadrant is below, and you can bet that I'll continue to reference it here as I navigate my way through the rest of the year.

Stay tuned, this could be a train wreck or the year that I finally get my life (in order).

Happy New Year!

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1 comment:

  1. I suffer from this all the time.. multi tasking so much that I just lose myself and don't realize it until it's too late. Best of luck on trying to figure out your new "mojo" as I call it. It'll be a tough journey but totally worth it in the end! Happy New Year!