I’ve recently been asked what has happened to my Blog and whether or not I’ve changed my settings because they hadn’t received it. This has been both flattering and encouraging because it means that not only is my Blog being read and followed but it has also been missed and for that I thank you, my reader, very much.
However, I must confess, that over the last couple of months my Blog has unfortunately taken a back seat. With the arrival of spring and the longer days I’ve been spending more time with my horses and just being outside in nature. Spring is a wonderful time of year full of promise of things to come.
I have been living in the moment and have enjoyed watching the new leaves uncurl, the grass grow longer and greener and the bluebells bloom with their intoxicating perfume which can be smelt throughout the woods. The beautiful lambs born just a few weeks ago are now growing and slowly becoming bolder and moving further away from their mothers to play with their young friends. The Swallows have arrived from the south and are busy making their nests in the rafters and marks the start of warmer weather. For me spending time outside and in nature helps me forget about work, and the stresses from everyday life just flow away and no longer seem important.
So whilst I’ve been busy enjoying the arrival of Spring I’ve not been doing much else. As a result, my garden is beginning to overgrow, books remain unread, housework has taken a back seat (not that I’m complaining about that though as it is my least favourite chore) but more recently I’ve felt out of control, unable to find things around my home which is a sign to me that I need to put things back in order and to restore some harmony. You could say I’ve let the grass grow under my feet.
I’m a Libran and by nature we like to feel balanced and in control of our lives and if something is out of kilter then our equilibrium can become upset. I am a great believer that in our lives we need to maintain a good mix of all things we enjoy to help keep a healthy balance. I realise I’ve been accepting invitations to lunches and dinners, rushing from one thing to the next and not making much time for myself. I need to slow down again and enjoy some “me time” to restore my inner peace and harmony.
“Me time” is different for each and everyone of us, for me it is slowing down, just pottering around, listening to music, catching up on some reading and writing, especially my Blog. I enjoy writing my Blog but I never wanted it to become a chore and just lately I felt I had a list of things to do and felt somewhat bogged down by everything so along with everything else it had unfortunately taken a back seat.
I’ve entered some more competitions with my young horse (Bee) which again takes dedication, not to mention learning to drive a horsebox with him on board. It’s all exciting stuff that I am looking forward to but equally it is time consuming so some things have had to give.
I believe that today we are busier than ever and to remain healthy it’s important to maintain our equilibrium. This also includes maintaining a healthy lifestyle and eating a healthy and balanced diet. The saying of we are what we eat is so very true and it also fuels our body.
So now I have recognised I have been a little bit off kilter, I’ve made some good old fashioned lists and prioritised what needs to be done and what can wait. I am now learning to say no to the unimportant things in my life so I have more time to do the things I enjoy and to spend my time and energy with the people and things in my life that I love. It came as no surprise to me to find my Blog was at the top of my list. It is important to me, so this weekend I decided to start writing it again. Equally, it’s important to me that I don’t get stuck by rigid lists of things to do and I still want to maintain a degree of flexibility and spontaneity in my life to maintain fluidity and harmony so I can still move forward and develop. We should never get so rigid and stuck that we cannot move forward.
There are many strategies of keeping equilibrium in one’s life and I would really love to hear how you keep a healthy balance in your life and what strategies you use to maintain a healthy balance or equally you might be feeling out of balance and want to get back on track.
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Wishing my readers a happy, love filled week full of peace and harmony.