Sunday, August 27, 2017

Balanced Life - Carrots and "Potatoes"

Balanced Life - Carrots and "Potatoes"

Don't you just love the stories we tell ourselves? We can use warped logic, but what we tell ourselves is basically true, right? We can convince ourselves of just about anything if we really try.

We can say that we're ready for a break from a relationship or our workplace but not really know what we're looking for. What do we need to do to keep ourselves healthy standing in the middle of that teeter-totter? More meditation? More exercise? More doing-nothing time?

So when it comes to Balance, it's tough to sometimes recognize what to do more of and what to do less. Finding Balance can be demanding!

Take vacation time for one. You might know that I've recently finished my time off from my regular full-time role, and balancing the time of relaxation and accomplishing, certainly put me on that teeter-totter. Do I use this free time to move ahead with writing goals, learning more about the hundreds of options in social media, or do I just "chill"?

Carrots are carrots, but "potatoes" can be a whole bunch of different things to people. Agree?

Then the time comes when you head back to your regular life. And you still want to do your best to do it all.

Your best ideas and most profound insights 
come after a period of rest and relaxation.
Brian Tracy

The Balance however has to change, you DO get to do it all, just in smaller doses. You contribute to the world in a different way and that's what I will take back into my regular life.

I've had a chance to relax and dawdle. I've met friends in quaint coffee shops and done some daytime yoga. We've eaten in a vegan restaurant with friends visiting from San Francisco while we were all in Vancouver! I've snapped more than a handful of photographs. I have been fortunate.

Carrots are always okay. Now it's time to choose the "potatoes" and get back to it.

How do you feel returning from vacation? (Click to Tweet)

Balancing your carrots and your "potatoes" after vacation. (Click to Tweet)

*thanks to my readers for allowing me these last few weeks to "chill", I appreciate all your messages


  1. Greetings from the UK. Good luck with your endeavours.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

    1. Same to you Andrew. Hope you are "busy" enjoying life!