Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What do you need to stay grounded?

My to-do list is quite long these days. I've been away on vacation a good portion of this month and have lots of catch-up to do. But for some reason, I've been procrastinating on writing this week's blogs. That's not typical for me since I'm an over-achiever. I like to say I'm a recovering over-achiever; but my fiance will remind me that I still push myself pretty hard.

Anyway, after spending much of my morning doing other little odd jobs around the house—anything but my blogs—I stopped to reflect on what was going on with the procrastination. I realized that, as wonderful and fun as my vacation times have been, I'm really craving time to "just be" here in my own space. I need some solitude and some time to putter, time to sip coffee and read a chapter or two in one of my favorite inspirational books. I wasn't quite ready to dive right back into a busy work schedule again.

It's a good reminder to me of my own unique type of balance. To stay grounded, I need more quiet time and solitude than I used to when I was far younger. I am a relational person and absolutely love my time with others. But I also need time to think, dream and just be.

What do you need? Are you getting what you need—and in the balance that feels best for you? I encourage you to do everything you can to find your own sweet spot and then make it happen.

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