The Equilibrium

If you have ever taken a Chemistry class, I am sure that you are familiar with the term “equilibrium.” Equilibrium can be defined as:

  • A state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces.
  • Equal balance between any powers, influences, etc.; equality of effect.

I am NOT the biggest fan of Chemistry, but I love this term.

I am here to remind everyone that… it is OK to not always be in equilibrium constantly within our own lives.& also… fill your life with things that you are the most passionate about.

One thing that I would highly recommend is to make sure that you are filling your schedule with things that actually matter to you. If you are passionate about what you are doing throughout the day, they won’t feel like as much of an obligation at all. Things that are significantly important to YOU. It’s easy to fall into activities just because you feel obligated to do them. Sometimes you should just say no to those things, and do the best thing for yourself.  You have this one life on earth and you have specific purposes. You are so worthy of living the life that you are called to.

The reality is that most days are not going to run perfectly smooth, or go exactly how we would want them to. If we come to accept that, the negative aspects of the day will seem much less significant. Look for the positivity in everything.

Finding a balance in this high-paced life is difficult and the topic is brought up a lot, especially in the beginning of a new season of life- like a new school year. I started my third semester of college over a month ago, which seems ridiculous. The weeks are already flying by! This semester I decided that I am going to make community a priority in my life again. Last year I felt like I was drowning in school work. It was so overwhelming. I think that is normal for most people going into their freshman year of college. I had to say no to things that I really wanted to say yes to. I felt like I had to spend all of my free time doing school work, studying, or working. Those things should be at the top of the priority list for sure, but they shouldn’t over take my life.

I have pushed the things that I care about most a lot closer to the top of my list and I am feeling so great about it. Those things include: overall health, community, connection, relationships, embracing my athleticism, this blog, my social media platform, and last but not least- Jesus (the sole reason I am capable of doing these great things).

So don’t get discouraged when you are struggling to find that “balance” that everyone is talking about. Balance is important, but it is not the most important thing to focus on. Life will get messy and crazy busy sometimes if you are leading a full life- it is just inevitable. Remembering in those times that you can’t control everything. All that you can do is strive to do everything in excellence and to the best of your ability.

-Liz Courville