Balance. A feeling of being whole and complete; a sense of harmony.
Balance. An elusive concept.
In the past few months, my conversation with Mr. M and family has shifted from wanting to achieve 10098 goals to attaining balance. All I hear around me is hustle harder, be stronger, sweat it out; being ruthless and out there is glorified. Rarely I hear someone talk so passionately about having a balanced life; maybe because not wanting to be the most successful, most adventurous, most passionate is equated to not living fully aka wasting the life given to you. I disagree.☺️
I don’t care about being the most successful blogger. But I care about being a blogger who makes you laugh and inspires you to be your own best friend. I don’t care about having millions of dollars in my bank account. But I care about giving my family a moderately comfortable life. I don’t care about having a big house. But I care about creating a home. I don’t care about being the most prettiest in the room. But I care about having a pretty heart. I don’t care about being a perfectionist. But I care about being consistent. In the race to achieve my dreams and goals, I don’t want to sacrifice the time with family and friends. In my quest to be there for my family and friends, I don’t want to let go of my dreams.You get my point. 😊
If you are like me and not technically a “success”, don’t let anyone around you make you feel unworthy. More importantly, don’t let your mind trick you into believing that the only way to be a “success” is to do exactly what everybody else is doing. Their life story is not yours to live. And vice versa. I believe success is such a subjective term. I define success as being proud of my life right now as much as wanting to get better. I define success as focusing on my mental health as much as focusing on my physical health. I define success as taking care of my skin and hair as much as taking care of someone else’s needs. I define success as having time to read aka do something for the love of it as much as working at your day job. I define success as living a life of BALANCE.
Have I reached a place of balance? Well, not yet. But I strive to one day. Maybe I will attain balance in all aspects of life or maybe few. But that’s where I see myself growing with years. How about you? What are your thoughts on living a life of balance rather than extremes?
ABOUT THE OUTFIT
I have a thing for boho free flowing style AND I have so many things for Indian jewelry. Oh and that anklet is actually a bracelet. Look I have always maintained I am the bomb dot com and here’s another proof for you guys. Did you actually thing I would let you leave my space without adding a touch of Monika’s
if you can call it humor?
PS – This is one of my most favorite photo shoots. I have said this a million time so one more time won’t hurt (🙈) but being close to nature is my form of meditation. These shots were taken during our recent trip to Mendocino Coast. Keep an eye out for a very detailed travel post in the upcoming weeks including all the information on this absolutely amazing location we did the shoot. 😊
Life is a balance between what we can control and what we cannot. I am learning to live between effort and surrender.
“Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”
“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. And knowing when to do which of the two”
“Taking time to live life will only inspire your work.”
“The need for less often results in a life of more.”
“Instead of “I don’t have time” try saying “It’s not a priority” and see how that feels..”
“Relax. Everything is running right on schedule. – THE UNIVERSE “
“Go easy on yourself. Whatever you do today, let it be enough.”
“Be mindful of the future.. But not at the expense of the moment.”
“Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.”
“You can do anything but not everything.”
“Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen.”
“Life is a balance between rest and movement.”
Hope you guys enjoyed reading this post and my thoughts. Thank you so much for stopping by. See you all soon. Ciao – Love, M ❤️