Lessons From My Furry Friend
Sometimes, when life seems to get hectic and I feel overwhelmed, I take a lesson from my furry friend. Usually that just means taking a nap.
But in all honesty, I think that really is how we should handle our stress. We can’t force ourselves to Go, Go, Go! Eventually we will wear down, and all those things we needed to get done will be left until later anyways because we are down for the count.
I’ve found that life is all about balance. I learned this early on when my dad told me an analogy about tightening a violin string – too tight and it snaps, too loose and it’s impossible to play, but just right and you can create beautiful music.
How true that is to life. All of life is a balance. Our jobs, our hobbies, even our relationships. Sometimes I think I feel like I need to be constantly going somewhere in order to take advantage of living in this city. I think, “If I’m not always doing something, I’m not working as hard towards my dream as I should be.” What a silly thought. Yes, we must give it our all and push ourselves outside the limits and comfort zones. But we must find the balance of hard work and rest. And that means that it’s ok to take some time and say Hey! I’m going to take a nap.