Balance. It’s a word that carries so much weight and expectation. As wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, and employees, there are countless roles that we juggle on a daily basis, and that we feel a sense of responsibility to execute successfully.
When we think of the word, many of us immediately fall into judgement: “Am I balanced?”, “What can I do to bring more balance?”, or even, “I wish I could have more balance in my life.”
We find ourselves struggling to fit every activity, responsibility, task and assignment into each day, week, month and year. It runs us ragged. And it shows. Pretty soon, we are the living, breathing antithesis of balance as we over program our lives in an effort to strike that unattainable balance.
But what if we stepped back and looked at balance as more of an equilibrium of uneven parts, one that shifts, expands, retreats and flows with life as our priorities and needs also transform. It becomes more about surrender to what IS and less about forcing what we think SHOULD be.
Balance needs to be about being gentle with our ever-changing world and reality, and less about judging ourselves for failing to live up to self-imposed expectations.