What is it? What does it mean?
A bit of Hot & a bit of Cold?
A bit of Work & a bit of Play?
A bit of Sun & a bit of Rain?
A bit of Salty & a bit of Sweet?
A bit of Ballpark & and bit of Salad Bar?
(Bro’s lunch left of hot dog with mustard and Frank’s vs. my lunch right of salad with small sweet potato, avocado and hummus dollop. But a hot dog bite did happen and let me just say, Frank’s hot sauce on hot dogs is gold.)
A bit of Chug & a bit of Chew?
A bit Wrapped Up Tight or all Letting it Out Loose?
(Egg whites, hummus, spinach, chili ketchup and Frank’s. Loose above, wrapped below)
(Tofu veggie burger with laughing cow, sundried tomatoes, spinach, dijonnaise and Frank’s)
A bit of Grease & a bit of Greens?
A bit(e) of… Everything?
(Clockwise from bell pepper: leftover grocery store sushi, leftover roasted potatoes with tzaziki and onions, leftover beans with tomato slices and a wee bit of cheese, bread “finger” with pasta sauce and spinach dip. I didn’t quite know what I wanted for lunch…)
A bit of Sweat & a bit of Sleep?
A bit of Sad & (hopefully a lot more of) Happy?
(all non-food photos found on weheartit)
I’ll admit, this summer hasn’t been the best or most balanced for me. At different points I’ve felt out of balance physically, mentally, emotionally… I’ve been out of balance with food, with exercise, with productivity, with happiness. This summer I haven’t been working much, haven’t been doing much, and I haven’t known what to do about it or where to turn. I’ve felt pretty lost at many moments, and any sense of balance that I had earlier on has really been wavering the past couple months. I’m trying to regain it and am hoping that school starting up again in September will bring me back a bit more balance, routine, stability, and purpose.
But achieving an ideal balance is such a precarious act that touches on so many areas and encompasses so many factors that sometimes it’s hard to know just where to begin in the adding of this and subtracting of that in order to tip your own personal balance towards its ideal.
How do you bring your balance back when it’s started to waver?
How do you know when you’ve reached your ideal balance?
What is Balance to YOU?