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.