November 12, 2012

weekly wellness | week 8: balance

Weekly Wellness is a community-driven project that Meg and I developed to focus on a more mindful lifestyle. You can keep up with our three-month project by following the conversation here, on Meg's blog, and on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WeeklyWellness.

Last week was all about order and home and making your space feel like yours. For me, that meant a handful of little decorating projects, some quality cozy time at home, and (of course) tidying up our bookshelves. They've always been organized by color, but I did a bit of shifting and rearranging and realized by the end that I'm really, awkwardly attached to my books. #WriterProblems, right?

Either way, just a few small changes around the apartment and I really did feel a bit lighter, a bit more together, if that makes sense. There really is something to what whole "nesting" thing, don't you think? How did your week go?  Any tips or tricks or insights to share?
This week, it's all about balance. When Meg and I first put the project together, we kept returning to the idea of balance in a nutritional sense — she's shared some really interesting information about sugar (and staying away from it) on her blog, so our initial plan was to limit sugar and salt intake this week. Personally, I'm going to move beyond the food factor and think about balance in a bigger sense, too. It's never been my strong suit, really, so I'm hoping to work on it in several different ways. 
I have a tendency to be all one thing sometimes. Either incredibly productive or totally lazy, super busy and social or completely focused on "me time." And that back-and-forth, it can be exhausting. 

How do you find balance in your own life? Any advice?
What does "balance" mean to you? 

(Photo: Our Bookshelves | My Instagram)


G i S e L a said... [Reply to comment]

Love your balance adivces! Thanks for posting them!

I am always in total balance when I cleaned my appartment (usually on a Saturday morning), when everything is in order again and when the bed sheets smell good and feel fresh it :-)!

Gisela from Munich

Ellie said... [Reply to comment]

I love the look of a color-coded bookshelf! I'm definitely the kind of person who has bursts of productivity and then bursts of laziness too!

x Ellie @ Ellalogy 

Dree said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, I just love that bookshelf! I think that I will join you and Meg on this week's wellness, because I am the opposite of balance. I'm either all one thing or all another. It is exhausting.