If there’s one thing I want in my life it’s balance, something that’s not always easy to come by. My weeks are always packed and I find myself at one of two extremes: either go-go-go or zonked out in front of the TV until bed.
But I recently found a new way to create balance during the week.
It felt so good.
I’m telling you, cooking is good for the soul. Or good for mine anyway. There is just something about cooking, especially something new, that grounds you in the present moment. The brightness of the foods, the fresh smells while prepping and the hearty smells while cooking, the sound of onions and garlic hitting a hot pan, the feel of actually doing something with your hands. It’s awesome.
I was so happy to serve Mike a delicious dinner, impressed with the finished product, and completely energized by the whole process.
It was then that I decided that I need to prioritize this. If I don’t make room for it in my life, my week nights will get away from me. In our discussion about the dishes, when I asked Mike if it was about something bigger like wanting to spend more time with me, he said that he did miss us cooking together.
I decided that we should make one new recipe a week together. Mike liked the idea so it’s our new thing. One new recipe a week is my new recipe for balance. One new recipe a week to keep me grounded and to connect with my husband.
I love this idea! It’s really helped me to be present on weeknights and has actually made my evenings seem longer and more energized. I hate when I feel like I just come home and do nothing.
Check back this afternoon to see what we’ve made so far!
I’d love to know:
What do you do to balance your weeks?