Life in progress



I’ve spent much of today attempting to find some sort of balance. In times of stress and knowing that I have an overwhelming amount of work ahead, I fall back heavily on Taoist philosophy. There is a certain logic in it, much like Newton’s theory that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. In Taoist belief there is no such thing as absolute – even though balance may fall to one side or the other, neither fully black (or yin) nor fully white (or yang) exist. This is of course a very simplified explanation. One would have to study the Tao Te Ching to come close to understanding it all, and even then…

But this isn’t meant to be a philosophy lesson. It’s about having too much of one thing and not enough of another. In my case it’s too much thought–or forethought–and not enough action. The solution is to do things. Today, while I await the start of my week and all the tasks that I can’t complete or even start until the time is right, I needed to keep myself busy and I did, to an extent.

Next week, when I’m busy as all hell, I’ll be looking for ways to sit and gather my thoughts so that I can organize my time so that I can get as much done in the small space I have as possible. In between, I hope to be able to blog. That is my reward. I go crazy when I’m not able to create. I feel useless; unproductive. Even if I’m getting lots done.

Balance is something I strive for all the time. Most of the time I’m unbalanced anyway. Please wish me luck for the next week.

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

34 thoughts on “Balance

  1. I think all writers strive to balance our real and creative lives. Know you’re not alone.:)


  2. Oh, how I can relate!
    I have a ‘job’, which I hate (probably because I don’t get paid enough to do it. Although I don’t think all the money in the World would make me love it πŸ˜‰ ), and trying to fit blogging, writing, anything creative into my daily routine is becoming an obsession. I lose sleep over it.
    On the days I get the balance right it feels so good.
    I hope next week is better for you πŸ™‚


  3. All things being equal, weighing up the balance all will be well!! πŸ™‚ xxxxx


  4. Good luck! (And don’t feel that you have to respond when there is too much else to do. I know your thanks will be coming to me through the cosmos!)


  5. Good luck but I am sure you can do it πŸ™‚


  6. Good luck, Linda. Just remember to breathe. πŸ™‚


  7. Good luck Linda, both in this week and in the next πŸ˜€
    It is a balance to get all done and in same time remember ourselves and our needs too. We can’t stay in all places in one time, so maybe we just need to learn to stay in the moment, where ever we are.


  8. Good luck! Deeps Breaths and it will all be fine… πŸ™‚


  9. Ommmm…….


  10. I find myself humming when I am stressed.


  11. Best of luck to your efforts! I’d check in the couch cushions and car seats for balance. If they’re like mine, you could find anything in there.


  12. Yes, that balance thingy! Your so right about the creating, its such a wonderful treat πŸ™‚


  13. Luck! LOOK BUNNIES! **walks away smiling knowing she is distracted now**


  14. Good luck next week. And I’m glad you’re giving yourself time to blog–to create. No matter how busy or hectic things get, we must always make time for ourselves as well.


  15. I’m wishing you good luck πŸ™‚
    I got plenty done today, although they were all simple tasks that had been put off too long, and accounted for most of my day.
    I took today off WP, but I did visit my subscriptions πŸ™‚
    Balance is so crucial, I feel like balance is my goal every day, all the time.


    • Such a relief getting the stuff done that you’ve been procrastinating over, isn’t it? πŸ™‚
      Balance is something I need to pay more attention to… this post was kind of a reminder to me. πŸ˜›
      Thanks, Joey. πŸ™‚

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  16. Good luck next week, Linda.


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