In Chapter 16 of Comfort Secrets for Busy Women, Jennifer Louden writes that too many times people think of balance and self-care as another to do. But, it doesn’t have to be huge. A few minutes water plants to get you back in touch with nature. A 10 minute walk. A few minutes of reading.

If balance is a “should” then it is just another form of perfectionism. Balance doesn’t mean everything balances out perfectly, that we need a certain percentage of things. Instead we need to see what we need personally and those we love. It’s complex and sometimes parts of your life are more important than others.

She says we need to keep listening and ask the question, “What one thing could I do in the days ahead to become the person I most want to be.”

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