Finding Balance

My balance is quite good, says the Wii Fit Plus, but then it also says I have a “Fit Age” of 31 so what does it know. So whilst my physical balance isn’t too bad, I’m finding myself looking for balance in the other parts of my life.

I feel like some caricature when I say this but I’m increasingly realising that I should really be doing more of the things I enjoy, and prioritising everything else.

That’s why, already, I can say that I have read at least one book this year. I couldn’t say the same for the whole of last year which isn’t something I’m happy with.

Nobody to blame but myself of course, and I did achieve a lot last year although it was mostly work focussed (which I enjoy so that’s not a bad thing). However as I roll into this year I’m a bit swamped and finding myself procrastinating somewhat in the form of writing blog posts that don’t really need written.

Enough of this though, it’s not like my lot is a bad one and it would serve us all well to remember that.

And, on that note I’d invite you all to take a look around, see how your life is and then consider others. Naturally I’m talking about the recent earthquake in Haiti.

You can donate online and I’m sure most of you can spare something. So rather than that bottle of wine, or ordering a takeaway, perhaps we can all find some balance by pausing and thinking.


  1. mum said:

    Wii tells me my balance is excellent and that my ‘age’ is 32. So why do I believe the balance thing when I know the age is (marginally) wrong – after all I am old enough to be your mother.

    January 18, 2010
  2. Blue Witch said:

    Sadly Haiti aren’t benefiting from The Tsunami Effect (ie something happening over the festive season). If only I were physically weller, I’d be out there helping, in a flash.

    January 18, 2010
  3. graybo said:

    I gave at the counter of my local bank. I just hope the cash is well used, although I can’t help but think that, even after lessons are supposedly learnt from previous disasters, chaos still reigns and people are falling through the gaps. On the subject of balance, the Spartans knew that the only way to wield influence is from a position of strength. Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett are modern embodiments of that notion. So, once I become a multi-billionaire, I intend to do some serious good. In the meantime, my donation (equals one family visit to the chippy plus a bottle of vino) might mean that someone gets a few decent meals and some clean water.

    January 25, 2010

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