Day 3152: Balancing needs

Yesterday, as I was balancing my needs with other people’s needs while working at home, I asked this question on Twitter:

The answers were balanced, and many people cited the Oxygen Mask Metaphor: you can’t effectively take care of other people’s needs if you ignore your own.

I continue to learn more about this balancing act for myself, as I witness other people struggling to balance their needs with others’.

What balancing needs do you see in my other images for today?

It’s might be challenging balancing the needs of fajita day with ice cream pie day, etc.

Here and now, I need to share a favorite tune from this CD I picked up on one of my balanced and needed walks yesterday:

How do you balance your needs with other people’s needs? You don’t need to reply, but I look forward to all the comments that will be balancing below.

As always, I need to express my gratitude to all who give me what I need to stay balanced blogging every day, including YOU.

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12 thoughts on “Day 3152: Balancing needs

  1. I see your new mistress of the wardrobe has perfect balance!

  2. I see all the animals balancing here. because we are also animals, I’m wondering why we have a much harder time finding our balance?

  3. I balance my moods with a lot of music. That is a large haul of CDs. Is there a story there? 🙂

    • It was trash day and somebody was throwing out a big box of CDs and I grabbed some so I could balance my mood with more great music!

  4. I need the balance from a break from all this rain and the (hopeful) halt of the relentless work of my basement sump pump, Ann. That churning and accompanying water sounds fuels my anxiety, always.

  5. I see you’re really balancing your needs with your photography Ann. I love your sunflower compositions, specially #1 in this series. Joan is beautiful. Balancing your needs with art, nature and animals is great, at least for me it is.

    • “The life that I have chosen gives me my full hours of enjoyment for the balance of my life: the sun will not rise, or set, without my notice and thanks.”- Winslow Homer

  6. I am looking at that photo of the CD of Leonard Bernstein’s final concert and thinking about what it would be like to attend someone’s final concert, or to give one.

    I am glad this is not your final concert, Ann.

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