Sometimes I get so fiercely attached to things I want to make happen that I fall completely out of balance. I network, create, build, write, and then a few weeks later, I realize I’m burned out. As a yoga teacher, coach, and lover of the good life, I used to think that balance was the key to survival. That somehow we always had to rest on the fine line between intensity and ease. And we do. We really do. But I think the reality is that this balance comes at a large scale level.
If we really want to pursue what we love, we have to fall into periods of imbalance. Of full on, work hard, dig in, even sometimes sleep less, sort of commitment. And then, when we’re burned out, we need to balance out by taking a pause. I’m recognizing that I’ve been going hard. So hard that I haven’t even had time to update this blog. So now it’s time for a pause. A few days off to recover. Luckily we have a trip on tap to snorkel with some sea turtles next week.
Take a moment. Look at where you are between ease and intensity. Do you need a rest? Or do you need to push a little harder to create what you’re longing for?