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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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    Sounds awesome. That is defintly what i'm looking for a balance between the outside and inside. emoticon
    1896 days ago
    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.
    1897 days ago
    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.
    1897 days ago
    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.
    1897 days ago
    Sounds terrific! Balance is what it is all about.
    1897 days ago
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