Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Keep Calm and Blog On!

The key to a happy life is having a balanced life!

You would think that because it's summer, I'll have more time to blog, but it has been the other way around. Driving to Atlanta to take my daughter, to her not one but two volunteer jobs, takes so much energy and time, that I just can't focus and find time to blog about the things I like and love. I also need to keep my youngest one busy, so by the end of the day, I always feel the pressure to start blogging, but my body is tired and my brain is a mush. 

This got me thinking. How many times do we succumb to the pressure to go against our bodies? If we are tired why don't we take a nap, rest, I don't know, just do something about it? Why do we always feel bad is we slow down? Why do we rush so much through live? Since when it's a bad thing to reduce stress and cultivate mindfulness? Where is this "false guilt" of  "if you slow down that must mean you are not doing things correctly" coming from? Why do we get stuck in a cycle of self-judgement, pointless suffering and mental agony?

I think the answer is, because we are all humans, and we all crave approval and recognition that we are valuable, not just to society but to our families. Wanting more out of life, and trying to create the best version of ourselves is okay! There's nothing wrong with that. What is wrong is the idea that we need (or must) do it (and enjoy it) all at the same time. So please excuse me, for not posting so much these past few weeks. I have been busy trying to live a balanced life. I'll be back to my regular blogging schedule soon. Thank you for understanding!

Have you ever feel guilty for slowing down? What strategies do you use to reduce stress and live a balanced life? Tell us in the comment section below. 

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