Personal reflections on finding balance 👇
Right now, I'm working on finding a sense of balance in my own life and having a stronger sense of self. To me, this looks like being able to say "no" gracefully and reducing nervous laughter.
The other balance that I sought to resolve was the "workaholic" in me. I currently volunteer as a therapist, but it's still semi career-related so I don't count it as volunteering. I'd like to start volunteering in areas where it doesn't impact my career. So, I've been looking at the Humane Society, soup and meal prep kitchens, and I just found out about this other one called StopGap where you build wheelchair ramps to create more accessible/wheel-chair friendly places in Ottawa.
I also wanna get back into cooking. I find it uber satisfying when I make a meal that I would hands-down munch down on over eating out at a restaurant.
I went in for an assessment at a local gym. As the PT took an inventory of my lifestyle and habits, he suggested that I cut down on my activities to get enough sleep and reduce stress. I was slightly annoyed, because I had to face the reinforced reality that I really couldn't do it all, and that I had to focus on a few things in order to keep a healthy balance.
But since then, I find more pleasure in living in the moment and because I only have 16 hours in a day, I have to use them efficiently and without distractions.