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Monday, May 12, 2014

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The Lemonade Stand is where we meet to share from our hearts, inspire each other to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, and gather as a community to celebrate the bright side of life.

 

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Friends, can we ask something of you? Since this month’s theme is all about “Balance” we have been wondering how that fits into your day to day life. Where do you find the need for balance? How do you make it happen? I like to think of this space as a community where we can help each other through our journeys and I could really use some help with this one. I find myself tired and overstressed in ways that I think signify that I’m maybe not focusing my energies correctly. Does that make sense? What are some of the ways you balance your life out so that things get taken care of and yet you still feel refreshed and full? Thank you so much for sharing this space with us and we hope you have a lovely week. (Looking forward to your comments, as well!)

 

 

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    Pumpernickel says:

    The days I feel the most balanced are my screen free days.

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    Nikki says:

    Balance can be hard to find, especially when there are children and that brings even more demands and obligations and expectations (often unspoken but very present) on your time and attention. I think leaving lots of open time on the calendar and in each day is the most important thing for not feeling (and being) overwhelmed, overworked, and stressed-out.  It takes even more intention to say “no thank you” then to fill up the schedule with stuff, all good stuff and seemingly necessary, but too much.  Life can feel like too much, but this is all we get, so the next most important thing is that I have to remind myself who really matters (my husband, and kids, and then our extended family, then friends, then community) and what really matters (our happiness, our health, relationships, being a good steward of kids, assets, environment) and where priorities belong (God, self, husband, kids, family, work, community, world).  Trying to keep a proper perspective is sometimes the only way I can actually make a good decision about what to do, what to drop, and what is worth extra effort and expense, but then I feel refreshed and full without regrets, resentment, exhaustion or irritation.  

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    cindy says:

    I so struggle with this one too. For me, I feel like there is never enough time in the day just to do the things I HAVE to do, never mind the things I WANT to do. Lately I have been trying to squeeze in one tiny thing a day just to get the momentum going and experience the now. Simple little things like walking to pick up my lunch instead of having it delivered while at work, putting my kids in the stroller for a quick 10 minute walk instead of their extra bedtime book, eating my dinner outside inside of in. They all feel like stolen little moments that recharge me through all of the other stuff. I’m hoping that somewhere along the way, I get to do it more often or for longer periods of time, but for now, I take what I can get :)

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    Lindsey says:

    so love all the comments here. For me, a big part of getting closer to balance is giving up on getting it “all” done. My naturally state is to be very type A, and very much in service of others – to get it all done, to put a million things on my plate instead of asking for help. I still struggle with it, but I’m working on letting it go. Do I need to work late because things have to get done, or because I think they should? Can I relax with my husband and watch TV for an hour? Is sending 5 more emails or getting all that laundry done really that important. It’s  daily battle for me, but in truth more becomes so much less and less really is more :)

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    Justyna says:

    wasnt rude, the way she said it did sound rude though. She had seen her beofre.. and she just decided to say it out of no where. I dont think I would want to keep seeing a friend who says rude comments like that. Especially are your parents little people too?

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