Instead of making resolutions for 2016, I decided to simplify it a little and give myself just one idea to work towards: Balance.
As I said back in January, I’m an all-or-nothing kind of girl. I swing from eating super healthy to eating like a human trashcan. I will work out every day… or not at all for months. I get buried in work, freelance writing and blog stuff and literally have to schedule dinner with girlfriends a month out.
If there is something I need in my life, it is balance.
Now that we are 5 months into the year, I thought it would be a good time to check in and see how I’m doing.
I’m doing absolutely awful at having any sort of balance in my life.
Some of it isn’t really my fault though. At work my previous supervisor left in the Fall and I’ve been covering the entire department myself for 6 months. I’ve had a little help from our Executive Director on our DC events (thank goodness!), but I’ve been handling everything at our other two locations, as well as most of the emails/inquires/phone calls/decisions/etc that would have gone to my supervisor.
Needless to say, I’m overextended and I’m exhausted. I love my blog, but there are even days where I wonder why I’m pushing myself even harder to do this. I’ve had to cut back on freelance work and even took a couple months off from contributing to BlogHer (which is something I really do love and hope to be able to return to ASAP).
The good news is that I just hired two new people for my department. I’m planning on May being a ‘training period’ to get them both comfortable with their jobs before throwing them into everything. By June though… I’m crossing my fingers that I will see some of that Balance on the horizon!
As for eating healthy and working out. Yeah, none of that has been happening either.
However, I do have plans to do another 21 Day Fix challenge in a couple weeks, which is SO NEEDED right now. I also have started signing up for 5k’s now that the weather is getting warmer and ran my first one of 2016 this past Saturday.
So yeah, there hasn’t been a lot of balance in my life for the last 5 months, but I’m going to give myself a do-over. Starting… right now.
How about you… are you sticking with your resolutions this year? Did you choose a word of the year that you are working on?