Eight days into the second month of a new year.  This year I decided to not make any New Years resolutions because I knew I was not ready to make commitments. My life, as I’m sure many of yours, will always have transitions. .With a start to a new job, possibility of moving in a month, Yoga Training, puppy, husband, friends, family, new school program…well the list could go on. The one thing I had to ask myself was am I “Walking the Walk” or just “Talking the Talk”. My husband can back me up when I say actions will always speak louder than words for me. I have a small pet peeve of when people complain all the time about things I see can change if they just try. Then I realized I was a hypocrite. I fell off the wagon a little bit with letting things go and not staying motivated with what I truly wanted and needed to do for myself. The guilt would set in, the excuses would come out and I just honestly was more determined to watch more TV and be lazy then trying.

I started to feel out of balance both inside and with my surroundings. After listening to a speaker last night, she asked a question that really hit me. Do you have the determination? I had to pause and think- {Well I always feel like I’m determined to go forward and achieve my goals, I definitely have a lot of passions}.  Well these thoughts that occurred after thinking of what I wanted to accomplish were just thoughts and I had not put them into action. Life is like a tight rope, when you have great focus and balance, you are ready to walk across with confidence and ease. Now that would be amazing if every day was like that, but alas, things happen, we get off balance and end up falling off the rope into the net. The good thing is we can always get back up and try again.

So here I am, getting back up to follow my determination and get back on track. None of us aren’t perfect (phew), and we are going to have our downfalls but how are we going to start putting our plans into actions? What is the fear that holds us back? I tend to think to much of what people might think when I’m writing blog posts. I want to make sure they are topics that are intriguing or relatable. The glorious thing about writing a Blog is the fact that it is all me. Vulnerable, authentic and truthful. My experiences are what make me grow and become stronger, which I will always hope will do the same for someone else. I find out a lot of who I am as a person. I get inspired to set goals and be more prepared each day.

When it comes to experiencing balance in our lives, we have certain needs that need to be filled throughout our lives and the more balanced our fulfillment of these needs, the smoother our boat will sail and the closer to balance we will get. It is all going to take time and countless trials and error, but once you find your rhythm it is an amazing feeling.  Accept where you are today, don’t look into the past of what you could of done, know that you can always make changes and start fresh anytime.

I wish you all a beautiful afternoon and always a Simply Balanced Life!