After a crazy few weeks on the road for work and some long hours, I am finding my way back to me this week. Have you ever felt like that?
I feel more Humpty Dumpty than Lisa Crouse at the moment. Putting myself back together again involves making my favorite recipes, calling family and friends, yoga, biking, knitting and blogging.
I traveled to DC, NYC, Dallas, then Philly. I was mentally and physically stressed managing meetings for American Achieves, Bloomberg Philanthropies, What Works Cities, and Education Leaders of Color.
While I am grateful for my clients and to have my meeting planning company, I’ve learned I can’t do it all! And I don't want to. I want more balance in my life! I still desire to do lots of things - but things that matter more.
“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don't matter”, Love Does by Bob Goff
As I have gotten older, I’ve also learned to let go and give more responsibility to others and not try to do everything myself. Have you found this to be true as well?
Yoga plays a large role helping me keep this physical and mental balance. It slows me down yet also energizes me, reminding me to breathe deep and be in the present moment.
Try Dancer Pose:
- Stretches the shoulders and chest
- Stretches the thighs, groins and abdomen
- Strengthens the legs and ankles
- Improves balance
Sometimes in life you just have to get out of balance - and fall off the wall. Putting yourself back together and knowing when to take a break and lean on others are some of the keys to a whole you.
So, ask your yourself:
Am I spending time doing what I love with the people I love? Am I taking time for me?