Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Finding a Rhythm- MY Rhythm

A couple of weeks ago, I went on a work retreat where we discussed how to meaningfully and intentionally work to achieve short and long term goals. We closed our time together to talk about finding one's rhythm.  What does this mean? Well, I am still figuring that out!

As many of those close to me are aware, I have had a tough few months finding/discerning my direction.  What is my vocation? Most importantly, how do I structure my life so I have boundaries?- So I can enjoy my work and then go home, and enjoy my family, friends, and hobbies.

This is something I have struggled with for most of my life- feeling that I don't do enough for my community and pushing my personal health and sanity aside.

I am learning though that I can't be the best person or professional when I am not a healthy person in all aspect- physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally. As a result, I have decided personal goals are in order!

How do you balance your life?


  1. It's a hard one, that's for sure. Finding people that know me well who are willing to be honest with me helps. Helping me discern where my gifts lie and where they clearly don't. To keep myself grounded, I try and be intentional about doing something for someone else every time I do something for myself. And boundaries help keep me healthy so that I can be all that God wants for me to serve, but never as a means to cut me off from those things that might break my heart for Him.

    It's a journey.....blessings.

    1. I am discovering that it is a journey. Thank you for sharing with me how you balance :)

  2. I like that..."doing something for someone else every time I do something for myself." I think that's super important to maintain equilibrium. I also find that making goals and interests more tangible is effective. For example, if you write down your intentions or even acquire the materials to complete them, you're more likely to follow through with them. It reminds me of your sewing projects: You had the thread and fabric staring you down, which made the end result (the bag!) more realistic.