Happy Humpday to you!
I have been going a million miles an hour.
I really think I need to take my own advice~
I have been crafting, making jewelry for an upcoming trunk show on 5/15, attempting to train for the half marathon that's NEXT WEEKEND, preparing for a dinner party that i'm having this weekend, keeping up with the blog and trying to stay sane during the busiest time of the school year.........
Do you ever do that!?!?
Completely over extend yourself???
Sometimes I think you need to stop...breathe....and take a moment to really reflect on how to get a little more balance in your life:)
For me....I love to do it ALL....
But then I feel overwhelmed, stressed out and am constantly yelling at my poor husband!
I think it's all about prioritizing the things you really love and easing up on the things that do not truly bring you the most joy!
For me, I love, love, love being creative. That is the #1 source of joy for me. So, I feel like I can continue to keep this in my life.
See how happy I am making jewelry:)
ps....did you notice the glass of vino in the photo?!?
My brain spins with ideas and that's why I also love blogging. It's kind of like having my own magazine:) I find it very rewarding and fun!!!
The area that I have been thinking about changing is my fitness....
I have been struggling to lose 10 or so lbs for sometime now and I just keep feeling like the more I pump up my workouts....the hungrier I am....the more I eat and the more I am NOT making progress on my overall goal of losing a few lbs. I think it might almost be better to do less and focus on eating a wee bit less...
So, that is an area that I would like to pare down a bit.
Plus, training for events is VERY time consuming and I just don't enjoy it.
Don't get me wrong.....I love to run and bike and do p90x here and there. Just not ALL in one day like I do sometimes!
I am going to try and limit my workouts to 1 hour or less. That's it! I think that will help me find a little more balance.
and at this point I am a little undecided if I will train for the 100 mile bike ride this year or just do 50 miles!
I will keep you posted:)
Plus, I would rather spend more time on simpledaisy!
So what do you think!?!?! Sound like a plan!?!?
If something's not workin' for you then it's time to switch it up!!!!
Oh and in the creative front......
Have you ever wondered what you could do with junky old privacy fencing!?!??
I suppose you probably weren't really wondering that....
but here is what I did!!!
Made a cute and beachy looking shelf for the laundry room:)
All we have left to do in the laundry room is the beach rock counter top!!!! Then I will share the whole room with you!!!!!! Soon...very soon:)
And on that note........ remember I told you....I was painting a chalkboard wall in the laundry room next to the loo.....
Hope you are having a wonderful week!!
See you on Friday when I announce the simpledaisy winner:)
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”
Sparky Thomas Merton