Saturday, June 21, 2014

Life Balance

So, I took a career assessment test today for fun. I never know how accurate those tests are really but I find them fun and I lose 5 min of my day, so what?! ;) Sometimes the results are way out there but occasionally I have found that if I answer the questions honestly, some of the results do make sense to me.

Like this one from today for example: 

You are a listener.
Your strong work ethic, devotion and perception are valuable traits. And your commonsense perspective and down-to-earth approach to problems will be greatly appreciated in a variety of fields.
"Choose a career that allows you to use your accuracy and service-minded nature to get daily results"

I can easily see how this applies to my personality. Now where is the test to find out exactly what I should be doing with my life...hmm

I've been thinking a lot lately about the concept of life balance. I know that I used to have that (although in the moment I did always feel like I did) and how I somehow lost it. It was like one day I woke up in a size bigger pants, sluggish, not consistently working out and wondering, "what the heck happened?" I think a lot of it was going through a major change in my life. I got my first real full time job in a field that I was not prepared for in any way. I was stressed out. I was tired a lot. I chose convenience over health. I was working 45-50 hours per week (which I still do some days) and let's just be honest, sometimes it's hard work to achieve that balance.

There is no real excuse to not take care of myself and sometimes its hard to face your own faults but I think it's best to just own up to it and feel happy knowing that I am not stuck. I am not helpless. I am relentlessly taking control back. I am moving forward and not looking back.

You have to decide what matters to you most in life and non-apologetically go for it. Life is way too short to not be living how you want to live your life. I am starting to write out my plans moving forward and I am excited to feel motivated again! Be prepared to see a lot more accountability posts. and a lot of rants/tangents :)

How do you get yourself back on track?

Do you have trouble balancing life/work/school/family/boyfriend?

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