Finding Balance in my Crazy Life

There once was a time when I flew off the handle on a regular basis.  I was tired, stressed and a wee bit unstable.  But after a year of therapy, plenty of mistakes and a lot of soul-searching I am finally in a better place mentally and socially.  It wasn’t easy to get here and there were plenty of bumps along the way, but the journey has been life-changing.

Over the last year, I have decided that there are five things that I need each and every day to stay sane and stable.  I have listed them below (in no particular order, of course).

  1. COFFEE.  Lots and lots of coffee is required.  Sometimes I drink it by the gallon.  (Like on those days when Ashlyn decides that 5:00 a.m. is a good time to play with Mom.)
  2. Hugs.  I need at least twelve hugs from each of my daughters and my husband each day.  It is a way to reconnect with them and remind myself that everything is just the way it should be.
  3. Laughter.  If I laugh on my worst day, then it suddenly isn’t so bad.  Laughter is medicine for the heart and soul and my husband is the best doctor to prescribe it.
  4. Writing and/or Reading.  If I am having a moment; then I know I need to write about it.  If I can’t think of what to say, then I need to read instead.  It’s that simple.
  5. Meditation.  I don’t have hours to meditate each day, but I have five minutes and that’s exactly how long I try to meditate for.  It’s not much, but every morning while my coffee is brewing I sit quietly and start the day in a positive state of mind.  I remind myself of my intention for the day and connect with the quiet world around me.2016-04-18 09.19.12 How do you stay balanced?  Please share your thoughts!
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6 thoughts on “Finding Balance in my Crazy Life

  1. 1.I need a little time for myself that I can dedicate to one of my hobbies or likes: crafts, books, drawing or painting, etc. 2. Getting out: going grocery shopping, running errands, going to the gym. 3. Writing a list of things that needed to be done, planning. 4. I do meditation in the evening before bed 5. Learning something new. 6. Sleep. 7. Coffee makes me very happy as well 🙂 8. Social visits.

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  2. Finding balance in life is something we should all do! I was a power lineman and yell and threw stuff all day and it was hard me but that’s how the job was and then one day I got injured at work (it’s a really long story) but basically I am a stay at home dad/full time student and I can’t yell and threw thing like I use too (it scares my kiddos lol) so I had to leave to calm down and find my balance. Coffee first then get the kids ready for school then I come home and do yoga or go to gym , meditation is great and at night we do a family restorative yoga to relax before bed. I really like the list you have to find your balance!

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