Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Balance

      I recently read a great article about Richard Simmons. Do you know what the fireball of energy (who doesn’t seem to age) is up to lately?
      He teamed up with some representatives (including Jay Inslee, a WA rep) to work on making physical education compulsory and mandated by the federal government.
      Did you know that it wasn’t? Richard (feel like I can call him by his first name) created a questionnaire regarding physical activity and then collected over 60,000 of them!
      From that he worked to have bill HR 1224 created that will make physical education a core curriculum of No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
      Don’t get me started on NCLB, but…BOY, do I think our kids need physical education!
      There are actually MANY students in our nation who do not even have the opportunity to participate in PE.
      Check out Richard’s site, where he does point out that we have a generation of obese and inactive kids who may not outlive their parents!
      (http://www.richardsimmons.com/pages/richardgoestowashington.php)
      So, now on to me…I have had a couple of STRESSFUL days, and I have a couple more to come.
      I really need to focus on balance. I need to figure out what I can give away. I am just too busy.
      I had just mentioned to my friend Barbara that it is not about somebody making me do all the things I do or that I feel guilty if I don’t do EVERYTHING.
      In reality it is that I WANT to do everything. I have too many interests, too many things I want to experience and learn.
      Of course I want it all RIGHT now! SIGH. Balance…that’s the key.
      And, that’s the last word, until tomorrow.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean Trisha when you say you want to do it all.So do I. I also feel that I am not put upon by others, but am adding more and more to my busy life of my own volition. You have to be critical of yourself- ask yourself if what you are doing is really giving you pleasure, or are doing too much because others will look at what a superwoman you are and that (their opinion) is what really drives you. It's also OK to be busy as long as you are caring for yourself. I don't mean in a selfish way, but in a way that makes you a better person. If doing it all makes you grouchy, tired, anxious,etc. then it is not a positive type of energy. When you feel better about who you are and what you're doing, your life feels in balance no matter how busy you are. Go for the Gold, but don't hurt yourself along the way!

Trisha Bradley said...
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Trisha Bradley said...

This is so right on...it is about determining what is the motivation of why I do ALL that I do. I totally LOVE the part about the positive and negative energy. Thinking about that, also made me realize that sometimes I am actually doing things I REALLY don't want to and that some of those things are out of my control. I definitely feel GRUMPY and exhausted when that is the case. Good call. Hmmmm...lots to think about. I wish you were not anonymous, and by the way "volition" is one of my favorite words!