How do we create a life that feels completely balanced and more our own?
When you take a look at how you spend your time, it can be extremely eye-opening. I’m talking like breaking it down into a percentage. Most people spend a third of their day working. Now if you take away about another third of that for sleep, you’re left with one third of the day for yourself. Now that doesn’t include whatever commuting you need to deal with, as well as the basics of eating, getting ready, etc. So then how do we spend those few precious hours that are all our own? Well, there are movies and TV to watch and things to buy and websites to browse and phone calls to make and gym routines to do. You get my drift. It’s fucking hard to balance everything out. My tired eyes are proof.
I believe that one should live a full life, but it’s challenging when you work so hard to get everything you want in and still feel like you haven’t accomplished much at all. Maybe I’m an over-achiever in that I have a million aspirations. Or I am just so good at piling a billion things onto my plate that I ultimately just keep myself from giving my all to any one thing. Well, either way, I’m struggling to find balance in my life. I do my best to wake up and get in some ‘me time’ before I have to get into the car and drive to the office. But there is so much I want to do for ‘me’ that a couple of hours before work barely cuts it. I want to meditate. I want to write. I want to read. I want to work out. I want to play with and walk the dog. I want to cuddle with my boyfriend. It’s so much to try and split into tiny little pockets of time before my long day of work actually begins. Sometimes, I think that I need to better organize it all, or I need to get up at 5:45 instead of 6:45. But then my brain will be so slow from the lack of sleep. What to do? It’s a major frustration and one that I know I’m not alone in facing.
So what do we do? How do we create a life for ourselves that feels completely balanced and more our own?