I’ve always struggled with balance. It’s like I only have the capacity to throw myself into one area at a time. Lately, the default has been work. I’m a whirling dervish when it comes to work, even when it’s not necessary. It’s an easy excuse to opt out of other situations. In my efforts to stop scrolling and start doing, balance is becoming a key priority.
The past few weeks at the gym, one of the workouts involved pushing and pulling the sled. It was a perfect metaphor for trying to find balance. Pushing is something I’m totally comfortable with. You just have to exert forward force. It’s tough, but manageable for a bit. You can lean into it and make progress that is measurable.
But adding pulling into the situation? That is rough. It requires a totally different set of muscles, and the ability to find balance between the weight of what you’re pulling and your own weight and ability. At first, you feel like you’re going to fall over. But then you realize you can’t move the sled unless you lean back and pull.
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Trying to find that balance of push and pull became easier at the gym over the few weeks of this particular program. I learned how to lean back and pull with force in a way that still kept me in balance. My speed got better, and I could pull more weight.
My life right now is trying to figure out how to balance the push and pull. Incorporating more fun instead of sitting behind a computer while still managing my workload. Meeting new people and having experiences. I’m happy to say that the pull is getting easier. Just like with the sled, you have to stabilize your core and practice.
Do you have any tips to help find balance in your life?