Monday, April 8, 2013

something is always born of excess.

 
Balance, balance, balance. Sometimes it is all I ever think about - how to get it...why I don't have it...eesh! It's enough to do my head in. My life is busy. And in the last few months, it's gotten even busier. I work a full time job plus 30+ hours a week at my freelance writing jobs. Things have been hectic, to say the least.

Most of the time, I think that I worry just as much about not being busy as I do about not being able to cope with it all. Busy means getting closer to my dreams. Busy means achieving something. Unfortunately, busy also means that a lot of other aspects of my life have fallen to the wayside. Like watching my favourite TV shows, cleaning my room, doing laundry, having a social life, or most importantly, sleeping! There just aren't enough hours in the day.

I may not have been able to achieve balance in my life yet, but I'm working on it!

One thing that is helping me out is doing one small thing for myself every other day. Just organizing  papers, painting my toenails, or watching a movie....something that is for me. It makes me feel like I'm not losing my identity in the constant workload. Painting my toenails may not sound like much, but it's a reminder that my needs are just as important as my career aspirations.

What do you do to stay focused and balanced?

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xo Shannon

28 comments:

  1. great blog ! Would you like to follow each other ?

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  2. Girl, I feel like I am in the same exact boat. I work full time at a corporate job and on my free time I am building my hair clientele....lately I have been feeling so mentally and physically exhausted I often find myself in tears at the end of the day...but I have to know that its going somewhere good!!! This post was great to read and its nice to know that us ladies are not alone!

    xo Dinah @ sunshine super glam

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  3. Hello dear!
    Thank you for your comment, I'm following you.
    Follow me: http://danielasilvayellowworld.blogspot.pt/
    kisses

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  4. Good to see we are both working on our balance! xx

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  5. nice blog! i'm definitely figuring out my balance in life and work right now - here's hoping for the best!

    -issa
    wewearthings.com

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  6. well, been working on my balance too :)
    everything just seems to go really fast .
    wish you all the best :)


    Chiara♥
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  7. I hope you manage to find some free time soon. I understand how you feel
    xx
    www.JuneWantsItAll.com

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  8. I have to stop and take a bubble bath sometimes to regroup. You have to find what works! :-)

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  9. Great blog :)
    Maybe we could follow each other? :)
    Let me know.

    www.alittlelovable.blogspot.com
    maybe in a few days it's without the ''blogspot''

    xx emma and sofie

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  10. Good luck! I know what you mean when you feel like you're losing yourself in work. Sometimes I just have to take a walk in the woods and be somewhere far removed from my computer to settle my mind.

    xx Kait

    ChickadeeSays

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  11. I so feel you. I'm experiencing similar thoughts. I stay focused by making sure I spend time with my loved ones. I also go out for walks when I feel stressed. Furthermore, I also sometimes work from home, in order to be able to concentrate better on what I'm doing/writing, but I don't know if that's a possibility for you?

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://www.dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  12. I adored reading this post! I'm feeling in your exact way and you made me think about it! Thank you (:


    FASHIONARTED
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  13. I Feel exactly like you in these days....i hope you will Have more free time darling!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  14. I love your post! I can totally relate as a mom of a little one.

    XOXO
    Lesley

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  15. I really admire you. Keep it up! I have faith/hope that things calm down career-wise after a while. And I really like your personal thing every other day idea. I REALLY like it. I might have to steal it, in fact.

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, With Joy)

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  16. Your post is fantastic. I have been feeling exactly like you in these past few months. Stress is kicking in and I feel a bit unbalanced ! I think doing even a small thing for ourselves everyday is such a good piece of advice ! Kisses

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  17. I find that I struggle with keeping a balanced lift too. I find that if I make time for exercise most days, it helps me to calm myself and focus for the rest of the afternoon.

    xo Kate
    Fashaholics Anonymous
    www.fashaholicsanonymous.com

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  18. Shannon I completely relate to this post! I'm so glad you are finding time to do SOMETHING for yourself everyday. Funny you mention doing your toes... when my girls go to sleep at night, that's when I do my nails. It's my 'quiet-me time' and I enjoy it so much! BTW i'd love it if you check out my blog tomorrow for a MAJOR announcement! I'm so excited to finally share this with you! xo Carla

    www.fashionmavenmommy.com

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  19. i think that taking time for myself is the biggest way I stay focused/balanced. and making sure i don't get too busy, because i'm not very good at handling a hectic lifestyle.

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  20. Preach it! I so know the feeling! Keeping a balance is so important to a persons sanity!

    http://lookofcataclysm.blogspot.com/

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  21. such inspiring post

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    if u follow me, i will follow back!!

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  22. yummyyy!
    I like it, congrats!

    Hope you'll have time also to stop on my blog!
    have a nice day!
    xx
    www.ireneccloset.com

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  23. Great post

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  24. Lovely post.
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  25. Thank you Shannon for your kind support on my blog concerning my header, it means a lot to me!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  26. I love this post. So delightfully Taoist :) <3 Emily

    http://theskinnybyemily.blogspot.com

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