One Moment | Listening to Myself

One really helpful thing about blogging is that I find myself writing about things that I may not have noticed BB (before blogging).

More than once I’ve pointed out that I need to slow down, not work myself too hard. Believe it or not, I’ve been listening.

I’ve come downstairs to hang with my hubby in front of the TV much more this school year. Although thoretically I could be reading and commenting on blogs that hour or so before bed time, but often I’m too tired!

I’ve realized that my definition of growing can’t mean making even more than I made the year before – where would that stop? Although one constant that I continue to enjoy is seeing multiple similar shapes grouped together… it’s groups of 5, not 50 that I love.

I’m doing my best to balance it all, and although I may not always manage it, I’d like to think that I’m doing a slightly better job this year.

om [one moment] meet up

alamodestuff Linda has started a weekly meetup based on taking a moment each week to really notice something as you go about your daily grind life. I need to do this. You may want to too – read more about it here:

6 Responses

  1. Wonderful realization! Last year, I was manage-ably busy with sales. Not as busy as the year before, but busy enough that I saw a glimmer of balance…and LOVED it. This year, I’m learning to accept MY perfect amount of work and not compare myself to others. I’m learning to back off on my own high expectations and embrace exactly what I want.

  2. I just wrote my OM post and it’s very similar, but with a little more desperation 🙂 I seem to balance things well when it’s the status quo, but struggle mightily when something out of the ordinary is thrown in the mix. Someday, I’ll figure out how to handle the curve balls. Glad you’re listening to yourself – you’re pretty clever.

  3. Wow I feel a “balance” them going on here! “Growing” doesn’t always have to measured and that is something I constantly need to be reminded of.

  4. I’ve been doing the same thing. Trying not to work after the kids go to bed. It’s been freeing, but I’m SO FAR behind! I hope we find balance. Right now balance feels like wobbling on the top of a pin.

  5. Candy, I’ve already gone off the rails in the new year. Had given myself a good talking to about scaling back expectations. Now this week I’m going full steam again. So thanks for the reminder!! (Deep breath now.)