Wheels, Brakes and Warning Lights

Wheels,Brakes&WarningLightsIt’s been a funny old week.  I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit of a planner.  Every Sunday, I take some time to plan out what I’m going to work on each evening of the following week, I plan out my meals, I plan out what I want to focus on over the week.  That way, when I come home from work, I don’t have to think too much, I can just check my planner and start taking action.

But this week, my planner has been completely eviscerated.  First of all, my car threw a wobbly.  It decided I hadn’t been paying attention to it and three warning lights came on within two days.  I have my MOT booked for next week, so I had to spend my precious evenings sorting things out.  And if that wasn’t enough, Simba was a little bit poorly too, so I had a couple of unplanned Vet visits.  Of course, all this has thrown my weekday and weekend planner into complete disarray.

As I was mulling over what I wanted to cover in today’s blog, it kind of hit me.  This week’s events had thrown me a little bit.  I had all sorts of other things planned (an online course, getting my blogs done early), but what I ended up doing was spending lots of time with my brother, as he was very kindly sorting out some of the aforementioned car wobblies.  And I really enjoyed chilling out with him, even if it was whilst we were sorting out the car. And I’ve also had a couple of catch-ups booked in with friends this week – something else I haven’t done in far too long.  When I’ve thought about what I need to plan in to my diary, for the last few months t’s all been related to work or the book.

So, although I’ve inadvertently had to put the brakes on my writing, I’m getting the chance to rebalance some other areas of my life.  (And the fact that I’ve allowed my own Wheel of Life to become lopsided when I devote the whole of Chapter 3 to the importance of keeping it balanced hasn’t gone unnoticed either – I definitely need to practice what I preach a bit more!)

It’s funny how life can give you serendipitous circumstances that you might not welcome at first, but that prove to be more valuable than you realise. Is there an area of your life that you think might need rebalancing?  I’d love to hear your views.

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