Living in Balance

There seems to be much discussion on balance these days. Many of us struggle to find balance between work and family, balance between healthy and overboard, balance between spending and saving etc.

That is why I am so excited about the new Oola kit that was unveiled at convention this year. This kit includes 7 different oils to help balance 7 different areas of life. These are in no particular order, just in the order that they came into my head: Fun, Family, Faith, Fitness, Finance, Field, and Friends.

I most certainly need help in the area of Fun!! I can’t count the number of times within the last weeks or months that I have told Robbie that I don’t have time for fun! Between working full-time, trying to run and grow a business, and raising a family, I don’t make time to have fun. I work then get distracted with things like facebook. Facebook is a distraction, but not actual fun. I need to improve on this one!

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Family has been rather neglected as I have worked to grow my Young Living business. I need to wear this so that I can keep family time all about family instead of glancing at my phone to see if there are business items to be attended to or an improvement in different statistics that I track.

Faith is one that I could improve upon as well. I am a Christian wife and mom, but because of my work hours, I am unable to attend church on Sundays. I listen to podcasts, but I would love to be able to attend regularly again as the praise and worship time before church is my favorite part, and there is nothing better than a good sermon!

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Fitness is an area that has a large area that I could improve upon as well. I have not spent much time on fitness as I am worried my milk supply will dry up. I do want to stay healthy though, and looking attractive to my husband is a nice benefit as well!

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Finance is one that will likely be in daily use for me! I have a very bad habit of blowing money. My biggest weaknesses are food and cloth diapers! I need to put far more effort into making money, and a lot less into spending what is not available to spend.

Field is all about jobs. It is always wise to improve upon skills and knowledge in order to keep yourself in demand and on top of your game.

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I need to improve upon the Friends area also. My poor friends have not seen me much since my son was born. Sure they can see pics on facebook, but that really is not enough to support and maintain a relationship! I need more balance in my life and friendships.

It truly is all about balance, and all of these 7 areas are important for a healthy, happy, fulfilled life. It can be a real struggle to find balance, or at least it is for me. I can’t wait to get this kit, and I hope you will give it a try. Let me know which areas you hope to gain balance in most.

Note that this kit is not available from Young Living just yet. Praying it is very soon!

Blessings,
Sara Sherrell
Rockin’ Oily Momma

 

Childlike Belief

What were your hopes and dreams as a child? When you played, what was your imagined job as a grown up?

I remember dreams of being a princess

I remember having many aspirations through the years. I remember wanting to be a singer, a lawyer, the first woman president, a baker, and a writer. All these were dream careers of mine at some point between childhood and into my teen years.

The thing is I have no talent for singing whatsoever. If I were to be paid while singing, it would be more likely that people were paying me to stop! There is no way in to world that I would want to be a lawyer, and certainly not a president! My home and the people in it are enough responsibility for me, thank you!

While I still do love to bake, I far prefer just baking for those I love (even if I do end up eating way more than my share). Many years ago, I gave up on dreaming of a career in writing, but I do enjoy writing on this blog, and I have had one work of poetry published. While I no longer desire to write in a magazine, maybe one day a book wouldn’t be out of the question.

Things change, and as we become adults, some of our goals adjust based on the reality of our lives, and of our personal strengths and weaknesses. Sadly though, many of our goals change because we simply give up on ourselves.

It is easy as an adult to become cynical. Life is full of obstacles, and sometime it does appear as though the only people making it to the top are the ones who cheated their way there. For every one of those stories though, there are more stories of people working hard and achieving the success that had once been a far of dream.

Meeting goals takes hard work and sacrifice, and the bigger the goal, the harder the work.

That is part of the beauty of childhood. If you tell a child that it would be hard to have the career of his or her dreams, and you will likely be told “I don’t care, that is what I want. I will do it.”

So at what point in our lives do we lose that tenacity? I say it is time we regain our resolve. Let’s start having big dreams again. Let’s keep our eyes on the prize and make it happen. It may be hard, but we want it, and we can have it!

Blessings,
Sara Sherrell
Rockin’ Oily Momma

Note: The essential oil desk reference says that Inner Child essential oil helps one “reconnect with the inner self or identity.”
I bet your inner self knows you can achieve great things!