Easing Up a Bit, Every Once in a While…


I hate to admit it, but I can be my own worst enemy.  I have a lot of things I want to do – activities and projects I come up with – and once I set a plan in place it can be hard for me to deviate.  Partly because I like to keep my word, even if I’ve only entered into “an agreement” with myself, and partly because I like to see plans through.  (Please refer to this post where I mention that I have double-stubborn potential, being a Taurus born in the year of the Ox)

That said, every once in a while I do use my common sense and ease up on myself. This weekend is perfect example.  I was planning on spending most of Saturday out and about – taking photos and doing research for a feature I was going to post on Tuesday.  The problem?  A very busy week and an “off” sleep schedule left me wiped out by the time Friday rolled around.  Bull-Headed Melody would’ve stuck to the original plan and dragged through Saturday’s slated activities.  Thankfully, “Give Yourself a Wee Little Break” Melody prevailed.

I decided to re-arrange my blog post calendar a bit, and spent Saturday relaxing and spending time with hubby instead.  He certainly deserves an un-frazzled me, as do I.  The planned feature will still be completed, just a little later on.  And though I didn’t complete that which I’d originally planned I’m content, for I’ve taken one baby step towards something that will likely be a lifelong challenge for this “wanna do” gal: balance.

Warm regards,

p.s. In the interest of easing up a bit, I pulled this post’s photo from my files instead of scurrying to take something new.  The photo was taken last year at a friend’s house.  Thank you for setting a beautiful table, B.L.!

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  1. Posted January 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm by Jenny Hilborne | Permalink

    Balance is the key to everything. All in moderation. I have to use this to control my chocolate cravings all the time! Also searching for a healthier, happier balance in my life. Enjoy reading your posts, Mel, they’re always uplifting and accompanied by beautiful photo’s. Happy weekend.

  2. Posted January 17, 2011 at 11:23 am by Beth Nielsen | Permalink

    Glad to hear it and all in all a GREAT decision! You know I support doing nothing whenever possible. Ha

  3. Posted January 17, 2011 at 6:08 pm by Debbie Metti | Permalink

    Good for you, my dear. You have to be good to yourself before you can be good to everyone else…you’re worth it.
    Miss you!
    who is a Scorpio born in the Year of the Dragon…YIKES! Explains a lot, though!

  4. Posted January 17, 2011 at 6:54 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Yes, balance is key – but can be such a challenge! I’m glad I’m not the only one working on balance…
    Thank you for your kind words about my posts and photos – it means a lot, especially when trying to maintain the “juggling”!

  5. Posted January 17, 2011 at 6:57 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Your “rest and relax” motto is a good example for me. I even take the advice, from time to time. 😮

  6. Posted January 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Thanks a bunch for the positive reinforcement. Miss you, too!