The Balance!

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    Apr 06, 2010 1:03 PM GMT
    I guess I am just looking for some perspective or some alternate ways that you guys juggle the many committments in your lives.

    Here's my break down. I work a full time career (M-F 8-5) and I also work part time approx 15-20 hours weekly in hopes of paying off my student debt asap. I have an amazing boyfriend, incredible friends, and loving family. I deal with this internal pressure constantly between spending time with all the important people in my life and taking time out for myself to workout or just have "dan" time.

    Lately I have been lucky to hit the gym 3 days a week and I am NOT happy with the results. I am slowly creeping towards 30 and my body is starting to react. Part of the problem is that when I get the time to actually hit the gym, my energy levels are often shitty because of my hectic schedule.

  • jrs1

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    Apr 06, 2010 3:17 PM GMT
    I think you already have some idea as to what you should do already as you write this thread. you've mentioned that you are working full- and part-time, you have a committed relationship, take additional time with friends and family, and you manage to try and get to the gym 3 times a week?

    yes, this is a hectic schedule but only you will know what works for you. I would suggest not trying to do so much so soon, but to manage your commitments in increments so that you have time to meditate and reflect. the time spent alone and reflection upon our experiences helps to give up context. context in situations that can range from the simple to the complex can encourage personal growth which we can later express and spread to others.

    this constant need to work may help to accomplish some goals but they more than likely help to accomplish the means to an end for whom you work; your supervisors, your administrators, your bosses, and executives. this constant need to work alienates us from the hours per week we spend doing things for others yet have little time to see it either return to us (in terms of providing a foundation from which to vault) or using it to build the mystery that is our own personal history [karl marx and " alienated labor "].

    I think if you're rushing to accomplish one thing or another ... then you may be rushing when focusing on your body or in a hurry to eat something rather than eating for substance. when you workout, meditate and feel how the effort to lift, pull, suspend, balance, squat, thrust, release, or stretch affects your body.