My life is out of fous. There are too many loose ends leftover from the Christmas Holiday. There are too many new projects vying for the front burner. All of which deserve and need my attention. Some are more urgent than others…but each one carries its own weight of importance.
The other aspect of my life that is out of focus but has the ability to bring clarity to the lens I view the new year with is the time I spend taking stock of this past years accomplishments and short comings. The accomplishments are the jumping off point for an exciting new year. The short comings will channel my goals.
I know I am looking for balance in the coming year…balance between my spiritual life, husband, home, work, health, hobbies and relaxation.
Sometimes you have to say no to a really good thing in order to say yes to a really great thing. Where do I draw the line? What gets the yes? What gets the no? Do I continue to blog 6 days a week? Should I submit that article to the paper? How often should I go to the antique center to fluff my space? What about exercise…Where am I going to fit that into my already over crowded schedule? How can I balance all of my online time…with my need for real people interaction? What about that special quite time to get my day started off on the right track? What about Hubby time? What about house cleaning and gardening? The dogs need to go to the vet for their shots? The list continues but I think you get the picture…I only have one day off a week and I am having a little trouble working out the balancing act in order to get it all done.
Just this week alone I have read at least three blog postings that have inspired me to think about this coming year with a different focus.
JannaT wrote in her Sunday blog about digging deeper into her spiritual life.
“My Sunday posts are the most challenging ones for me to write because I’ve committed to “dig deep” and ask myself questions like: What made me feel ‘full’ this week? Why might I feel ‘empty’? In what ways have I stumbled? How could I feel closer to God next week?”
My Pajama Days is adopting a theme for the year to help her stay focused on her really big goals for 2012!!“
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” – Kahlil Gibran”
Miss Mustard Seed has landed on a single word to inspire her in 2012…Celebrate!!! Miss Mustard Seed has so much to be thankful for and to celebrate.
Sometimes we get so busy doing life that we forget to slow down and enjoy the life we have worked tirelessly to create for our family and ourselves.
So…I am thinking I will spend time each week reflecting on the deeper meaning of life…did I say no to good things so that I could say yes to great things? I will start each day with prayer and thankfulness reading God’s Word. I will say no more often to the computer calling my name so I can spend more face to face time with my BFF, my beloved Husband.
I have chosen my theme for the year; Faithfulness, Family, Fuel and Fitness. I will focus on taking care of me by feeding my body good nutritious natural foods and exercising to build a stronger healthier me.
My word for the year is Balance. The rest is just the proverbial icing on the cake…
How do you maintain balance?