Recently all I've heard around me, is importance of Balance!
I must admit that I am a 'driven' person. I drive myself to succeed and have to force myself to take a break.
I have, however, learnt importance of adding balance to one's life.
The toll that is taken on not only your physical but emotional and spiritual well-being, is not good. It is one thing that 'forced' me to re-consider. The fact that my business was suffering because I wasn't holding it together, was catalyst for change.
I took a class in Primordial Sound Meditation and learnt to consciously relax for 20 minutes twice a day. I took time to read books and rediscovered absolute wealth of information a book holds. I took weekends off and just chilled, took time to walk every morning and marvel at wonders of Nature and learnt to 'belly-laugh' again.
Being with Nature has always been a wonderful way to fix your woes. Taking a walk in fresh morning air, or just as sun is getting ready to go to sleep. Wondering at beauty of a newly spun spiders web, closing your eyes and listening to chorus of birdsong as community prepares for another day. Watching clouds as they scamper across sky. The multitude of shapes they form and array of beautiful colors portrayed as sun sets behind them.
I have never much fancied fishing, but other day I heard a description of a fisherman's desires and he said it was just wonderful to sit quietly in Nature, for a couple of hours and come back refreshed and renewed. (I think I may take up fishing now)