edited to add: there was enough interest, that i created a step toward balance group posting, so anyone is welcome to join!
those of you who have been reading my posts for the past few weeks know i have been blogging a bit about my need for better balance and self-satisfaction.
i've decided that february is not too late to begin this year to challenge myself monthly, with a step toward balance.
each month, i will set a goal for myself, to help myself work towards accomplishing all that i feel needs to get done, all that i want to get done, within the time and budget i have available, without sacrificing sleep, all while slowly working more diligently towards the more peaceful lifestyle mike and i want for our family.
care to join me with your own steps toward balance? if so, please post in the comments (and leave your URL, so i can link back to you).
my unintentional step toward balance for january was to create a schedule. the rhythm so beautifully spoken about all over the internet really needed to be mapped into a schedule for me to wrap my brain around how to manage it all a little better. now, i am finding my way to filling in the gaps on the daily schedule i created in ways that feel right for me/us.
my step toward balance for february is to close the computer. our computer laptop sits open on my computer desk in the middle of the dining room. it is too much of a temptation (and really does take more time than it should) to click and check email or read some of my favorite blogs when i really should be focusing my attention elsewhere. my goal is to use computer time well and close it the rest of the time.
wish me luck and please join me with your steps toward balance!
the images in this post are from our family outing (with grannie annie this time), yesterday, something we have been making specific time for on the weekends. there was much time spent (by all of us) looking at the small pebbles and sea glass that made the beach sand. and much pleasure for finnian in being soaked by waves, while holding my hand to prevent being swept away. "mo pease" (more please).