Finding balance in this chaos called life

Balance. A feeling ofΒ 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 beingΒ 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 (πŸ™ˆ) 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.

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“Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”

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“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. And knowing when to do which of the two”

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“Taking time to live life will only inspire your work.”

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“The need for less often results in a life of more.”

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“Instead of “I don’t have time” try saying “It’s not a priority” and see how that feels..”

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“Relax. Everything is running right on schedule. – THE UNIVERSE “

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“Go easy on yourself. Whatever you do today, let it be enough.”

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“Be mindful of the future.. But not at the expense of the moment.”

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“Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.”

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“You can do anything but not everything.”

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“Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen.”

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“Life is a balance between rest and movement.”

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Hope you guys enjoyed reading this post and my thoughts. Thank you so much for stopping by. See you all soon. Ciao – Love, M ❀️

“Some days you eat salads and go to the gym, some days you eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants. It’s called balance.”

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4 comments

  1. Such a beautiful post love. In this quest of life we forget living it. You look so pretty in that bohemian dress with beautiful Indian touch through your accessories. πŸ˜™πŸ˜™

  2. I really wish to meet you one day. You are such a positive person Monika and I love you for that. I have said before also but there is no harm in saying again :p that you do pass positive vibes.

    P.s. 1.Is there any way I can get that bracelet ??? Like where did you get it from?

    2. I am not going to post my blog site below coz I did not comment to market my blog. I want you think it as one genuine whole hearted comment from me. πŸ™‚

  3. I must say I really love your honest article. And I totally agree with you. Having a baby made me adjust my priorities and also my approach to blogging. I think it is important to follow your own path and be yourself. As you said, it is so important to have a pretty heart and to be consistent.;-)
    Hugs,
    Miri
    http://currentlywearing.com