As humans we try to achieve some sort of balance in life. I’ve been working on this topic my whole life. There have been many times that I have worked way too much. Somehow I always do find time for my dogs, they are so important to me and the daily walks are the key to my and their physical and behavioral health.
Finding balance when you travel full time is a learned practice as many are. Think about how exhausting a vacation can be when you are running to see this and that, going, going, going. When Rving in lovely places, the distractions are constant and some of us are still working, so we must calm ourselves and stick with the plan. Work a little, play a little, rest a bit.
I remember when full time RVer Malia from Malia’s Miles told me “I just need to go somewhere less attractive so I can get some work done”. I totally got it, sometimes you just need to live and not run around and look at cool stuff.
Same goes for the dogs. They need routine and calm also. Dogs get over stimulated just as us humans and it can physically and mentally wear one out. I see it in my dogs when we are in amazing places like the Oregon coast. They would sleep the next day until 10am.
It seems impossible to find a perfect balance in each day, but I do think it’s important to find it for the week. Fitting in walks, hikes, work, eating good food, meditation, reading, yoga, exercise, time with loved ones, calls to friends far away, rest, crafts and planning to name a few is what I strive for. I also work hard in achieving balance for my dogs. They are pure pleasure to live with when I give them a balance of play, exercise, new places, rest & good food. They can be more challenging like me when the balance is off.
Scheduling time for the important parts of your balance is the key to success. As Brene Brown says, schedule white space, time to goof off, do nothing, make some art, walk in nature with your dog, whatever it is that will bring peace and balance to you.
20+80=100. So does 50+50 =100 Today I will strive for 50/50 for me and the dogs!