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Perfecting Your Own Balancing Act
We all have a lot of things to balance. I recently had a conversation with a friend who is single and doesn't have kids and claims that she has a ton of stuff going on. After telling me about how exhausted she was, trying to balance her career, her extra-curricular passions, managing her love life and relationships with friends, dealing with her health problems, trying to eat right, keeping her home clean, caring for her ailing parents, and finding time to exercise, she asked how I achieved balance. I shared my motherly wisdom with her. I laughed, tried not to snort my beverage out of my nose and said, "Oh yeah, I just ignore all of those things you just mentioned." Looks like I haven't been balancing so much as avoiding.
Which is why I love this video. Ignore the fact that it's an ad for the Seoul Tourism Board (or don't!), and please observe this man's amazing skill at balancing anything and everything:
Look even he, the balancing expert, has to work to achieve equilibrium. And check out that triumphant snap after every feat of gravity-defying. My favorite part is when he carefully balances his smartphone, only to have a call come in and vibrate the phone, causing it to topple. The look on his face describes how I think many of us feel a good deal of the time. Just as we've managed to achieve a moment of harmony, in comes a phone call or a text or an email or a screaming coworker, and the whole thing collapses. So we pick ourselves up, watch this video again, take a deep breath, and start the balancing act all over again.
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Keeping All The Balls in the Air
Joyful Multitasking (and Music-Making!)
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