Sunday, April 5, 2009

Healthy Balance

To feel well and balanced, I need to feel that I am adequately taking care of all people and things that I care about in my life: my children, my husband, my friends, my home, my garden... Unfortunately, for the past months, I very much neglected my garden. I somehow couldn't find the time to spend even just a few minutes taking care of my plants. The neglect really showed, and I constantly thought "Oh, I should work in my garden."

Yesterday, I finally worked in the garden for a few hours. I got a lot done and also benefited from the fresh air and the exercise. Ripping out overgrown plants is quite a workout! Plus, working in my garden gives me some "me time" during which I can let my mind wander and focus on myself. Not to mention the amazing smells and the beautiful flowers and plants that I am surrounded by. Taking care of my garden is truly good for my body and soul. In the end, life really is a balance, and when one part is out of balance, everything is affected. I should always make sure that I take care of ALL aspects of my life so that my life is in balance, and I can live my best possible life.

Be well,