“Balancing Act”

@pattyjpics asked “How do we find balance?” I struggle with this, as I’m sure many of us do, so I did some research… Having balance means having a handle on your shit, feeling calm, clear-headed, and motivated. I mean who doesn’t want that?!? I found out that there’s an internal and external part to this equation. Too often we get off centered putting too much focus on one or the other. Some people focus on external things, like work, relationships, activities, paying less attention to what is going on with your heart and mind. Versus internally, you might do self reflecting so much that you miss out on experiencing life.

I found Tinnybuddha.com made an outline to help understand:

Internal (Mind, Heart, Health)

  • Mind: Challenging yourself intellectually vs. creating opportunities for your mind to rest
  • Heart: Giving love vs. receiving love
  • Health: Eating, drinking, exercising properly vs. resting and treating yourself to some extra yummies

External (Work, Social, Family, Fun)

  • Work: Pushing yourself to achieve goals vs. seeing the bigger picture and enjoying the ride
  • Social: Satisfying your social desires vs. taking time for yourself
  • Family: Fulfilling your familial responsibilities vs. creating healthy boundaries (its okay say no to people, it’s healthy)
  • Fun: Allocating time for things you enjoy doing vs. making sure you don’t overdo it

Take some time to look into different parts of your life. Set some goals and plan! I do this thing called a “Will Do” list, not to be confused with a “To Do” list, it’s a damn “I will get this list of shit done today” list. Its a mindset, and works wonders!  Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

Be kind to yourself. Empower yourself, and don’t forget to give yourself some credit along the way. Balance won’t feel good if you’re cruel to yourself in creating it! We can get so caught up with our lives, our “omg, so gigantic” problems, that those things become bigger than ourselves, bigger than our happiness. The most important thing we can do is take care of ourselves because if we don’t do that, then we can’t take care of anyone, anything, or any situation fully. You might as well be a fucking hamster in a wheel. Break that cycle today! You rock, and you’re with it. You can do this, stop running in circles, and chill the ‘f’ out for a sec,  evaluate your shit, and lets get balancing. This isn’t gonna happen in one day. It’s okay to be realistic with your goals, and take your time. This is your life path, no one else’s.

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Pants: Minkpink

Love me some La Jolla

The little “perfect out of a storybook” town called La Jolla is one of my favorites in Cali. The town itself is so beautiful and quaint that you’ll feel right at home, and if the curse of “addictive boutique shopping” plagues you, this town has your remedy! I was only a few miles away from there so I absolutely had no reason not to put on a little sporty spice inspired outfit and head out.

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I love me some nature, so l set Waze to La Jolla Cove and set out for a little shopping and to sea lion watching. The view at the cove is absolutely breathtaking. There are people kayaking, snorkeling, and there’s even a cave. Once you get over to the sea lions you can literally walk around them, they’re just chill’n. They’re so loud, and the smell of them makes you want to put on a face mask because you can feel your nose hairs singeing, but you don’t care because they’re really beautiful creatures of nature and it’s tranquil to watch them so up close. img_1140There’s no guided tour, it’s just you and them. You can even go snorkeling down below in the cove with the sea lions, and they interact with you quite a bit.  So If you find yourself on your way to San Diego or passing La Jolla for some reason, STOP! The town is angelic and the interaction with nature is everything! Continue reading “Love me some La Jolla”