Thursday, January 4, 2018

A Balanced Life

"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony." - Thomas Merton

A week or so ago I was looking at different sites, including Days of the Year, trying to get ideas for blog posts in January.  It was on that site that I noticed that January is "Get A Balanced Life Month."  I wasn't going to pick a word for my year because I rarely do, and when I do I forget about it quickly.  Balance struck a chord with me though & I decided that was exactly what I needed in life.

I am often very much an all or nothing type person.  This year I want to start doing a better job at balancing what's important in my life.

When I'm in season I want to stop being ALL work & NO play.

When I'm not working/in season I want to get more accomplished for me & spend less time going out making up for lost time in season.

I want to eat healthier at home so that when I go out I don't have to worry as much.

I want to stop doing the same things all the time & step outside of my comfort zone so I can try new things.

I want to spend less time watching Netflix & more time reading and working out.

I'm hoping that by writing a few of these things out, and changing my monthly calendar quotes to quotes about balance, that I can stay motivated to do so.  While January 1 is the typical start date, I am using this first week to mentally prep so I can start out next week refreshed & ready.

Do you have a word of the year?  If so, what is it?

And how do you keep everything in your life balanced?


  1. balance is key. i think it takes some time getting used to doing it but once you get the hang of it, it becomes second nature. i think the key to balance is knowing what is worth your energy and what isn't. for me, i dedicate my energy to myself, my family and friends. that's it. everything else is just noise!

  2. Balance is a really good one, I know that feeling of being all or nothing!

  3. I'm with you on balance (and hadn't even read this yet) when I posted it as my word of the year. I think that the thing I need to learn is balance doesn't mean you have it all together, but rather that you're trying to keep a little bit of everything you love in your life. That's how I'm interpreting it, anyway.

  4. I'm not the best with balance but I think that's okay. It's okay to keep fine tuning things and changing it up as well. Your priorities will change over time and that's a good thing

  5. Great goal girl. Life is all about balance :)