When is enough, enough? When would someone truly have the right to say that he or she is really busy, or has an incredible amount of important things to do? At what point would one say that they have found the perfect balance between productivity, relaxation, “me” time, “you” time, “everyone and their neighbor” time, health time? These have been questions that have been plaguing me these last few months, and honestly, I have no answers. I think it is all a personal matter of priorities, and what is appropriate for a person, given his or her situation…. in regards to goals, finances, time line, responsibilities, and the amount of sleep one needs to be functional.
I do believe that one needs a certain amount of sleep, a definite priority, and breakfast too. I also believe that exercise is required to be sane, healthy, and for a positive self-image. I believe that procrastination is not good and should be avoided at all costs. I believe that all things in moderation are good, unless you know that there are things that cannot be done in moderation, in which case it is best to abstain completely. I believe that people are entitled to change their minds, many times. I believe that no one knows best except for you, but that outside opinions can be insightful and helpful, but should not be taken as absolute truths. To be a little more philosophical I would go so far as to say that we are our own self-truths. I would also say that I get by knowing that I always know where I am, even if no one else does. The third time is a charm. And, vacations, I don’t care where, how, or how long, but they are a must. I personally think that my life revolves around my vacations, but that just tells me that I’m not balanced yet. It is important to get outside of ourselves every now and then, so as to gain perspective, reflect, and appreciate.
I am currently in the buffet line trying to figure out just how much and of what, I want to put onto my plate. The good news is, that if you figure out that you don’t like your plate, put it down, let the waiter take it, and go back for more. Just be sure to leave a nice tip. You never know how many trips you might end up taking!