I was uninspired facing the topic of balance, and I hit the random post button to see where that took me. It took me here, a place where, four years ago, I was complaining about several things including having too much to do over the weekend. That still stresses me a lot and I wonder how I used to do it when the kids were younger and I had to care for them, spend time with them, and schlep them to athletic things and doctors and dentists and therapists. Somehow I managed.
Now, unless I have some special lot of things to do, I have a mostly good balance day-to-day. Most days I leave the house for work at 7 and I get home around 4:30. Most weeknights I don’t have to go anywhere except a meeting. I usually go to my home group and one other meeting. That’s a good amount of meetings for me right now, and that is certainly in balance.
I don’t do enough house work/yard work/exercise, things like that. But I do some. I socialize what seems like a lot to me, mostly at work and at meetings. I work in close proximity to around 100 people every day, and I work closely with one of them. And Carole’s here when I’m home unless she’s running around looking for something to DO.
Why is “balance” a topic for AA? I guess that when we aren’t in balance, it’s hard to be serene. Also being out of balance would mean neglecting some things, whatever those things are, and that’s not a good feeling. Not a good feeling and possibly irresponsible. AA is lot about being responsible. Right living and all that. I think I read about it somewhere in the literature . . .