I have had a very busy, hectic, crazy, sort-of-losing-it past few weeks. We are moving…which is enough to drive a person up the wall…but then add on a very demanding work schedule and traveling back and forth from east coast to west coast with a dog in tow and you’ve got yourself an extremely tricky situation!
This has been my life for the past month and I gotta say…it has been hard. Its a challenge, and you know I love a challenge, but at times it feels like its almost too much and I don’t have a second to breathe or do anything for me. Better busy than not, so I am not complaining, I’m just admitting that it’s hard to find balance and do it all, all of the time. This is a challenge for EVERYONE. I don’t care who you are… it is a challenge.
I’ve been trying to focus on moments in between the madness where I can take some “me” time or appreciate this beautiful world we live in- I know that sounds SO cheesy, but it’s true. I have been in LA for a bit…and as a city chick, I love to spend more time in nature and really appreciate it and take it in. Whether its taking a moment to enjoy a beautiful sunset, or taking an extra long morning walk with Puffin (my fur babe), or eating lunch outside in peace….I am finding nature to be a great relaxer.
I also like to reminisce about times when I was very at peace, very tranquil, and remember how that felt…usually that brings me back to a beach vacation where I was so at ease and just content. Try this next time you feel stressed- remember a great moment where you just felt free, without a care in the world…thinking positively will immediately give your mood a boost.
And duh, I have been fitting in “me” moments to workout- this is what really helps me feel balanced. And it works out some pent up frustrations etc etc… it keeps me sane! WIN-WIN!
I have been trying out SOO many great studios in LA that I cant wait to review and tell you about- some have locations nationwide..so keep your eyes peeled for those!
In the meantime, take some time every day for you- some time to reflect and appreciate life, even when life feels relentless or too much. You’ll be happier for it, I promise!