A Little Balance

A couple days late but you’ll see why…

Marvelous March

March 4th marks:

  • Holy Experiment Day
  • Hug a GI Day
  • The Constitution of the United States of America goes into effect in 1789
  • Vermont is admitted to the United States as the fourteenth state in 1791
  • The United States Department of Labor is formed in 1913
  • Mrs. Charles Fahning of Buffalo N.Y. recognized as the first woman to bowl a perfect 300 game in 1930
  • People magazine is published for the first time in the U.S. as People Weekly in 1974

The birthday of:

  • 1888- Knute Rockne, Notre Dame’s “Fighting Irish” football coach
  • 1903- William C. Boyd, American immunologist, pioneer of blood type inheritance/alleles and discoverer of plant lectins

Ok, on to balance…Unknown

It’s funny how life works and I am constantly amazed at its little moments that teach you something. I’ve been a preacher of balance for many years. Both literal physical balance and the more figurative life balance. They are often quite representative of one another and when you start to lose balance in either it’s not a good thing. The funny thing is that the physical balance side is so easy to tell where you stand (pun intended). If your balance is a bit off you wobble, if you’re a lot off you fall down. Life balance tends to be a little more subtle. 

For instance, one of the most enjoyable things I do is write, typically about health and wellness. It’s a hobby or pastime that I do on top of my two full time jobs: family life and personal training. It’s always had a seemingly appropriate sized part of my attention and was balanced with everything else. 

Then February happened. I got so involved in writing about fascinating things every day I ended up spending a lot of time on the blog last month. About half way into the month I had a thought pop into my head: Since you’re writing something every day this month and super committed to all this daily blog work you should take a break from this commitment in March. It sounded like a pretty good idea.

As February continued I became more and more enthralled with being able to find something cool about every single day and ideas on topics to write on just kept filling my head. My head was brimming with things to write about and share. I was really inspired, motivated and focused, filling up post after post, drafting new ideas and cataloging all these great notes about each day of the month. The next thing I realized it was March and I was still publishing and extensively researching every day.  Without realizing it, my casual plan to simply post a little thing each day in February had evolved into a mini obsession. I rushed right past the idea to keep this a February thing and then back off and take a break. My balance had long since been tipped. 

Even with a hobby or passion, which can offer so much positive impact on life, I think it’s important to keep balance because too much of a good thing is still too much. I think to myself, what did I miss while I was perpetually researching this date in history or editing my daily blog posts? In the pursuit of trying to appreciate every day of February, I ended up being so busy “appreciating it” that I probably missed quite a bit last month.

So that being said, I am going to take a little break from the daily posting and enjoy some other things this month. It will still be a Marvelous March but I’ll let it be on its own accord. 

So enjoy your month- I’ll still be around, but probably just sharing little things on the Bare 5 Facebook page, including some old posts, as I reestablish some balance in my world.

Brain Health 4 is still in the works and planned for release sometime soon but it will just have to happen when it happens. It’s my favorite of all the brain series so I want to do a bigger write up which will probably take some time. Until then, be well and have a marvelous March.

Thanks for reading, have a great day!

P.S. For all you who appreciate little facts of the day, here’s a cool website I found last month… Holiday Insights


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