Finding balance in all that you do, can be a really tricky thing. Often, it seems there is too much on our plates to handle at once. We try to juggle things around, prioritize, but it never quite seems possible to get it all done.
Placed on either end of the teeter totter are activities designed to counter-balance each other such as responsibility and play. However, on a given day, the distribution isn’t always equal. And thankfully, life allows for this.
After the workweek, the last thing I’m in the mood for are chores. I want the laundry to do itself, food to magically appear in my cupboards and refrigerator, and the bills to disappear. *sigh*
Although these chores do not magically disappear, they do seem to wait for me to decompress from the workweek with a little playtime.
Today, I’ve decided that yoga afloat a surfboard was just the activity to help me to separate from all that pulls me this way and that. Leaving my responsibilities ashore, I used the opportunity to turn inward to access my inner strength and stability.
I started out small. Taking the little steadiness I had and used it to build a foundation of confidence and courage. It’s really not hard… especially when the weather is warm AND you know how to swim.
In less than an hour’s time, I was feeling a little warrior-like bravely standing up to my insecurities. I realize that I have a long way to go. Today, however, this perfect balancing act I’ve performed serves as a reminder of resilience, stability, and all the other qualities that provide the backbone of life’s balancing act.