Friday, January 10, 2014
Frazzled Friday: Finding Balance
You name it. I probably read about it. Or...at least I purchased the book. For some reason, I use to think that perhaps purchasing the book was actually enough. I'm not sure why, but I guess I thought that the information in the book would transfer to me through the process of osmosis without me ever having to actually even crack the seal on the book and read it.
I tell you this because a few years ago, The Hubby stumbled into the world of self-help books. He's been through the Tony Robbins stage. The Jack Canfield stage. The Brian Tracey stage. Now, he's taking a real estate course and we are in the Brian Buffini stage.
The problem with this is that he likes to quote the stuff from these self-help gurus as if he is bestowing some great gift on me. Like I couldn't possible already know this stuff on my own. I should probably be happy that he wants to "enlighten" me, but the truth is...I have seen it, done it, and read it all before.
The thing is...none of it seems to work for me. My life is so far out of balance I don't even know really where to begin if I wanted to fix it. He just doesn't seem to understand that I've tried all the methods of goal setting and focus and planning and divisions of circles, brainstorming, brain dumping, and even meditation to try to get the brain to just shut up and be quiet.
This morning, I once again made the mistake of trying to talk to him about this (I should have learned this lesson by now...) and that led to about an hour of him quoting Brian Buffini analogies.
Where I'm going with all of this, however, is that I know what to do. I just don't know how to do it. The weight has to come off. The schedule has to get straightened out. The house has to get organized. Yet, it all seems to be spiraling out of control and I can't get everything to be quiet enough to where I can even think straight.
Okay, that part probably didn't make any sense, but basically what I mean is that I want to find some kind of balance that will work and I just don't know where to look. I suppose one of these gurus would say it has to come from inside...but....that doesn't seem to be working for me either.
Anyway, I guess this is a vent or a rant or just an observation. I'm not really sure. I just felt like I needed to get it all out there and then see if I can make sense of it. So...far....I got...
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