It has been a while, but that is the purpose of this blog today. I’m going to keep it real and be very candid, so let’s talk

One thing I want to master this year or for my life, in general, is the art of balance. There are people in this world that live by the whole “work hard play hard lifestyle” I am not one of those people. I’m more of a I don’t feel like I’ve done enough work to deserve to “play” or I’ve worked too hard and I end up taking a month off just relaxing and causing my workload to pile up person – either way, there is no in between. Sometimes I feel like I’m not doing enough but when I talk to my friends and family they look at me and think I have my life all figured out because I am always doing something or going somewhere. It is not that I’m pretending to have it all together because in some sense I do.

What I am trying to say is that the pressures we put on ourselves to essentially “keep up” with this perception people have of us is what causes us to crash and burn. I’m always honest when I’m having a bad day, week, month whatever because I want people around me to see me for me and not somebody who they think I am. So when I’m doing something that is not “expected” of me, no one is surprised. 

Before I get into what you can start to do, so you can live a more balanced life – I’m just going to point out one final thing. Comparison is the thief of joy (when done in this way) if you see someone living the life you want to live or perhaps look at someone who has a lot going on but still manages to be out clubbing and travelling etc. and you begin to measure yourself according to their cloth, you will fall short and potentially fall into a spiral of self-pitty – however this is a topic for another day. When you feel this way, just remember:

Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but doesn’t make any progress

Alred Armand
The Art of Balance (or something close enough)
#1. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and take control of your life! 
It had to be said. If you keep seeing yourself as the victim nothing will change, alter the way you think. Think of yourself as a hero instead of the damsel in distress locked in the tower. NEWS FLASH, in the end, you save yourself
#2. It is ok to do absolutely nothing 
Whether it is for 10 minutes to even 3 days, it is ok. The brain needs to recharge and you can use the time to recollect your thoughts.
#3. You can always retake a class, you can’t relive a party!
I think that speaks for itself, so I’m just going to end it here. 
I’m not perfect and neither are you, so start enjoying life a little and go and make some memories with those around you. 

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