We’re so excited to kick off the sunny summer month of June with one of our favorite themes to-date: creating balance. The concept of balance, especially recently, has become one of those elusive buzzwords that we read about in self-help articles, see plastered on the walls of organic juice bars and hear in interviews with renowned professionals who give advice on “having it all.”
If you’re anything like me, though, balance is probably one of those things you’ve put on your “maybe one day” list—it’s something we know we need to achieve in order to lead healthy, happy lives, but simply don’t have the time and energy to focus on right now. I love today’s quote, then, because it really helps put the concept of balance in perspective—it’s not about finding balance; it’s about creating it. Balance isn’t something we should be searching for, but, rather, something we should take purposeful, strategic steps to create in our lives. Creating something, after all, sounds so much more doable than finding something.
For some reason, the change of that one verb—going from “find” to “create”—gives us so much more power and autonomy when it comes to achieving balance in our lives. Suddenly, balance stops looking like a mysterious bubble floating around our lives that pops every time we reach out to touch it, and instead becomes something we already hold that we simply need to mold, shape and work toward. I love Jana Kingsford’s words because they empower us to take control of our lives. They remind us to pay more attention to the things that make us happy, less to the things that upset us and, overall, to take charge of our lives by creating a healthy balance of work and play—something I think every Aisle Planner can get behind.
So, cheers, to your best year yet in creating balance!