Balancing on My Toes

 In Writer in Residence

Written by: Collette Cottingham; Anontroplis


I listen to audio books in my car, plan my meals for the week, I clean my house every Sunday, my calendar is weekly guide. These are all the things I do to stay organized and provides order to my week.

The most important thing I schedule in my calendar is my “me time.” Having this time schedule keeps me balanced and sane. I need this time for my mental and physical health.

Having this “me time” scheduled in my actual calendar keeps me from booking something else in that slot. I look forward to my “me time.” Those times are the bright spots in my day.

Having something scheduled each day is not a bad thing, but a good thing. I see how much time I have scheduled for me. This fills me with happiness. I am finally putting myself first. This makes me a better employee, friend, volunteer, sister, mom and grandma.

This scheduling keeps me on my toes. It also connects me to my writing. Scheduling is just another way I write. In scheduling I am a gymnast gliding across the balance beam. I am in complete harmony with the beam. I can balance my life all while standing on my tip toes.


Inspiration Challenge:

What mental picture appears in your mind when you think of balance?

Write On Ladies, Write On



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