Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

Motivational Speaker

Constantly Finding Life’s Balance Point

Filed under: Living with a disability, Motivation — by Glenda at 2:03 pm on Friday, April 13, 2007

 A balanced stack of stones on a beach
(Photo credit: Anatoli Styf)

Since wrapping up my “40 Blogs in 40 (Business) Days” virtual book tour for my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself, I have been down with bronchitis. This bout has really sucked the energy out of me. With my cerebral palsy, nearly everything I do takes extra conscious effort, which tends to limit the energy I do have. This limited energy combined with the power surge from the bronchitis has left me doing the bare minimum for the past few weeks.

I find this “dead battery” feeling extremely frustrating because, even though I physically feel like doing nothing, my mind is still racing with ideas, plans and all the things I have to do. I then remind myself that, like everyone else, I am a not a human doing, but rather a human being. It is okay to sit mindlessly at my window and watch the birds build their nest; it’s okay to spend a couple of hours during the work day reading in bed – I may even finish reading April’s O Magazine before May’s issue arrives! Except for meals and minimal laundry, pretty much everything else really can wait.

Surely my book tour hosts won’t mind receiving their thank you notes later rather than sooner. The ebook about the lessons I learned from doing a virtual book tour can wait another month or so to be written. Revenue Canada, on the other hand, won’t really wait beyond the end of April for income taxes, so that becomes my top priority. What a priority! Other things, like drumming up votes for the Best of Blog Award, fall off the priority list. Although winning the award would be nice and would give Darrell and I a reason/excuse for going to Las Vegas, something we’ve been talking about doing for a few years, the award won’t change how I blog, and I doubt it would change my life’s larger picture.

Life involves constantly readjusting priorities and finding balance.

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Comment by Carole

April 15, 2007 @ 4:42 pm


Take care of yourself. We want to hear more about your adventures in life, and how you are striking a balance. That is a goal for lot of us.


Comment by Glenda

April 15, 2007 @ 11:04 pm

Thanks for stopping by, Aunty Carole! I’m realizing finding balance is an art that takes lifelong practice.

Comment by Debbie Havusha

April 16, 2007 @ 10:12 am

Dearest Glenda!
Feed your soul and lungs with lots of rest and a satisfaction of a sense of true accomplishment that you so merit.
Speedy recovery,
Debbie Havusha

Comment by Melody

April 19, 2007 @ 7:04 am

I hope you are feeling better now Glenda, I know how much having bronchitis can wear you out.

I’m looking forward to your post on where you hang out online, don’t forget to add your link back to that post to Mr. Linky on my site for some link love!

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