I talk a lot about finding balance here on my blog. I’m always striving to find the right work/life balance, the perfect balance between running and yoga, spending enough time pursuing my passions and hobbies but also staying present in my relationships and friendships and that balance between being a type A but striving to be more type B. It’s not always easy to find that balance but it’s always worth it as I like to say.
Lately I feel like I’ve really found just the right balance in my life. It feels so good and as a result I feel less stressed and overwhelmed than I have in the past. So what I have been doing to find that balance? Letting go, taking the pressure off and just being. For me that means being flexible with workouts, using the weekends as a chance to relax and have fun rather than worrying about cleaning our house and all the “to-dos”, getting plenty of rest, and focusing on relationships and the people who matter most and blogging a bit less.
I think for me the most noticeable part of this balance I’m feeling is all the things it DOES NOT include. It does not include my crazy type A personality and to-do lists just to do. I’ve always struggled to accept the “art of living” in our house. All of shoes by the door, the pile of mail on the table, the open gym bag on the floor, or the laundry basket filled with clean folded clothes…all the things that make a house feel like a home have always driven me crazy. I’ve always had to put them away and deal with them before I felt I could relax. Now I’m not saying I’ve completely given up on picking things up but I’ve learned to not let it stress me out when I want to relax or take a few minutes for myself. In fact, I’m kind of loving the flip-flops by the door and the life and meaning of our things.
As a result of letting go I’m finding myself feeling like I have more time. I feel like I have more time to run, to read, to hit the yoga mat, to soak in the summer sun and to just be. It feels good to find a slower, more manageable pace in my life and to feel like I’m nourishing my body and mind with it what it needs. It feels like the right balance of work, fun and relaxation right now and I’m just rolling with it. Life is full of ebbs and flows and before I know I’ll be busy and trying to find balance once again.
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