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Me, in a word


Sunday, January 06, 2013

This morning I read a challenge about fighting stress. I suppose there was a time I thought that was possible. But as with anxiety and guilt, I guess I don't really fight stress so much as observe it. My kids would say "yeah, right". But believe me, I could be and was way worse.

Thinking about this challenge lead me to browse the sparkteams again, looking for what encapsulates my outlook. I looked for actualization and a couple other ideas. I wondered if I am maybe too laid back. I wound up googling "stop worrying and start living" and came across the book by Dale Carnegie. My intent was to see if I could learn more about inculcating the release of worry in others, but by the end of the first chapter I realized I still have areas to improve in my life. My house looked like the white queen's statement, "jam yesterday, jam tomorrow, never jam today".

After my workout, I started browsing the teams again, thinking about organizing and simplifying. Then a word that had flitted across my mind and been lost during my prior search came back and landed. Balance.

There's less than a page of reults for teams about balance, though maybe I should have tried other inflections of the word. One looked promising but it was focused on physical health. And I particularly want to apply what I've found true in health to other areas. So I created a team called Balanced Lifestyle, about serenity, the flow, the zone, etc. I may revise the lifestyle part if I can figure out something better.
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JUMPINJULIE 1/6/2013 10:45PM

    Sounds awesome. That is defintly what i'm looking for a balance between the outside and inside. emoticon

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NSTARSMITH 1/6/2013 1:20PM

    Balance is an excellent core concept for a team. Most of us are pretty all-or-none about the changes we are trying to embrace and balance is the antidote.

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DRAGONCHILDE 1/6/2013 11:25AM

    I think balance is definitely the key to living. You can't avoid stress... I'm sorry, but you just can't. But you can balance it with calmness, with relaxation, with quiet time.

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NETTYBREAD 1/6/2013 9:17AM

    emoticon Love the idea.

I would like to try to get a Salt Lake Area Spark-Book Group going somehow. I think it would be great to meet monthly and talk about the book in-person. Just a thought.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/6/2013 8:32AM

    Sounds terrific! Balance is what it is all about.

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