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The Balance of Life

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “On the Edge.”

I try to live with as much balance in my life as possible, but I do find it very difficult. I have noticed that times when I am non-stop – working, studying, learning, socialising, etc – I end up burning out and having a meltdown.

So, in order to keep myself on a calm and collected level, I sleep a lot and try to incorporate as much yoga into my schedule as possible. Also, I like to journal as much as possible and reflect back on my day and my life in general. Having time for deep meaningful thought really refreshes me both physically and emotionally. And, as an introvert, having time to myself where I can relax and be alone is extremely important. If I end up spending too much time in social situations (even ones I enjoy with friends or family) I become extremely exhausted and worn out.

I really have been struggling lately with trying to find the right balance in my life – so that I don’t end up overworking myself and burning out or isolating myself in a corner and becoming depressed. It really is a fine line between the two for me and I need to constantly be on top of myself to make sure I stay in the okay zone. I do know it will be a lifetime struggle and hopefully one day things will make more sense for me.

Life is constantly changing and so are we humans.

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Lavender

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Smell You Later.”

The scent of lavender brings me immediate feelings of peace, inspiration, motivation, and love. It is quite a strong scent and thus is so powerful at healing the mind and body.

I smell lavender and I think of yoga – slow, peaceful, deeply meditative yoga. I think of sitting in a quiet room that is empty, sun pouring in a large window. Wind wafts through the panes and across my skin, and I feel a sense of stillness and relaxation that I can only find on my own. Lavender reminds me that things are okay and I will be okay, that life is beautiful and amazing, and that there’s no point to not feel good and full of love.

I smell lavender and I experience Peace.