Do you ever feel like your life is off-keel, like you’re trying to keep all the pieces together and organized but always seem to leave something out?
I don’t know if I’m having trouble prioritizing by truly understanding what I feel is important to me, or if I’m just taking on too much.
I started this blog for a few reasons. One, focus on my training and stay honest with my diet and exercise regime as I prepare for my race. Another is because I’m truly a passionate vegetarian and I want to share that with like-minded people (I’m the only vegetarian among my friends) and explore new ways of preparing vegetarian meals and experiment with ingredients I’ve yet to become acquainted. Most of all I just wanted to find another creative outlet as I enjoy to write but don’t get to very often; I don’t count project briefs 😉
However, lately, I come to realize I need this blog to keep myself honest with the choices I make and how they will affect me.
I didn’t run today as I had planned, and I am really disappointed by this as I am trying so hard to keep up with my training. I didn’t eat lunch due to unavoidable circumstances, so I came home starved ate a quick supper of a spinach salad with a sandwich before I had to rush off and meet friends for tea (we try to do this every so often). So, this meant I had to sacrifice my training for tonight, which as I said, is disappointing to me.
My life will not stop just because I have a race coming up. I have a very demanding, full-time career-oriented job, I am a self-confessed work-a-holic, I have friends where, try as I might, weeks pass before I see them again, I also live with my boyfriend and try to spend as much time as I can with him, as he travels a lot.
As I sit back and analyze what I’ve just written, I’ve come to realize how often I put my job and career before anything else- before my boyfriend/friends/family, before my race, before my diet. It’s really sad, and I’m none too proud of it. Don’t get me wrong, I am extremely proud of the position I hold and the industry in which I work, but I feel like I just don’t have that “balance” that I see so many others have. I really need to change that. I need balance. (Can you tell I’m a Libra?)
I know it’s the middle of the week, but I need to start somewhere.
Tomorrow, I’m supposed to meet friends for dinner to watch the hockey game. I’ve decided I am still going to do it, but I am also going to leave work at 5:00pm on the dot so I can head immediately to the gym for a quick workout beforehand. I’ve rarely done this, and I need to start taking time for myself and not constantly worry about work. I’m not going to promise I will always do this, but I’m making it a personal goal to leave at 5pm at least once a week. This way I think I may be able to accomplish more in the evenings and do more than just train.
How do you create balance in your life? Any tips you can pass along? J
I’m off to make some overnight oats for tomorrow’s breaky and finish off the laundry before I hit the sack. Have a good night and send me some positive vibes for tomorrow’s goal!