Words don’t always fit each and every one of us in the same way. We use them, believe in them, and there’s a real possibility we are setting ourselves up to believe in something that isn’t applicable to us.
One such word that really rubs me the wrong way is BALANCE.
Now I’m not talking about the word in the sense of balancing our checkbooks, or balancing play groups in school, or balancing a tray of dishes. The idea of balance works in those scenarios.
I’m talking about how so many of us use the word to describe how we strive to manage the different aspects of our lives, goals, responsibilities, and interruptions. It’s all about balance.
Some time ago, I stopped using that word to describe my efforts in managing my daily grind. I realized that I will never find balance in the sense of trying to keep things evened out, equalized, stress-free. I was actually making things worse with my constant struggle to make everything work in a “balanced” way.
I posted about this HERE where I also introduce my new word that works so much better for me. In fact, since dropping “balance” from my vocabulary I have created more time in my day. How in the hellula is that possible? But there you have it. Read the post to see if my word choice is one you might like to add to your daily vocabulary.
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Have a Writerly Day!