June 9, 2017

Checking In on my Word of the Year

We are right about at the half-way point of 2017. Crazy. I thought this would be a great time to check in with you all to see how I'm doing with this year's focus word, balance. 

I'm not a huge fan of new year's resolutions, but for the past couple of years I've been picking a word or concept to focus on. Keeping this in the back of my mind all year definitely helps me to make those small changes, and I feel that the changes are more sustainable. 

In 2017 I chose to focus on achieving a sense of balance. Balance is something I had previously been missing in my life, so I thought it would be perfect as a focus. 

2016 felt like I was constantly on the go. Between working a million hours a week, planning a wedding, moving to a new city and getting a new job, it was a complete year of upheaval. 2016 passed and I felt completely burned out. I really needed to focus on my mental health and well-being. 

To be completely honest, it has taken a while for me to feel comfortable with the current sense of balance I've found. It is very hard for me to not go from 0-100 on how I feel about something or how I approach something. This has been a real learning experience.

Balance is hard. As a type A person, I'm not naturally inclined to it. But keeping the idea in my mind has helped in so many ways.

Though it's been a little bit hard, I feel comfortable with the balance I've achieved so far. I feel more present at home. I feel connected to my husband. And though I'm not quite where I want to be with my body/health, I am learning to enjoy the process and be thankful for where I am right now.

I think that's a big part of trying to find balance in your life. To be thankful and grateful for where you are right now. Whether you need to tone something down or notch it up, your starting point should still be acknowledged. 

I'm very excited to see what the next six months bring. I'm ready to keep working on myself, and to hopefully share that with others. Here's to feeling fulfilled, happy, present, and balanced in the rest of the year!

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