Some days are just busy with real life stuff. Yesterday was such a day for me. Girl Scouts first thing, then selling Girl Scout cookies for three hours in the wind and cold in front of Walmart, and then basketball. I didn't exercise. I didn't meditate. I didn't worry about what I ate at all (not that I ever do any longer).
I did write. I do that daily. I did post on social media a bit. I did drink lots of water. And I did not worry about any of it. Some days are just like that. Yes I have my daily routine of self care, but every so often I am just occupied with other things and that is okay. I am able to go with the flow sometimes. I don't make that a habit where I neglect my needs, but on those days where my schedule is packed with other stuff that needs to get done, I modify, I bend a bit.
I don't feel angry or frustrated by this at all. I am grateful actually that I get to do Girl Scouts with my daughter. I love selling GS cookies at cookie booths. People are so funny, and they are super supportive of helping the girls. And I get to do that with my daughter. I love watching my daughter play basketball. I get to do that! I am so lucky!
I still have my non-negotiables like making the time to write daily, but I am flexible as to when I do this. I am not totally tied to a fixed, rigid schedule with it.
Being in balance to me means being able to go with the flow of my personal needs and wants and all the other stuff that needs to get done. I am a wife and mother as well as a badass spiritual babe! I love all aspects of me and my life!! I am so lucky!
Caroline Nixon is
an intuitive healer and teacher who wrote two books about what she knows.