Quote Challenge – Day 3

Thank you to Claire from Becoming Proactive for welcoming me to the Quote Challenge.

The challenge is to:
• Post a quote for three consecutive days (one quote for each day).
• Share why this quote appeals so much to you.
• Nominate three different for bloggers for each day.

Since I am just starting out with blogging, I don’t know enough bloggers to do the last rule! I am going to ignore this rule, and invite you, the reader, to take up this challenge.

Here is my quote for the third and final day:

“Instead of exhausting yourself by trying to achieve balance, learn to tilt. To willingly throw things out of balance. And, importantly, learn to be OK with that.”

Brooke McAlary – Destination Simple (also Slow Your Home)


Reading this quote was one of those revelation moments in my life. It made me realise that I don’t need to do it all today! It’s better to be okay with tilting in the direction you need for the day (or week, or month). Without a doubt, Brooke’s chapter on tilting is one of the biggest things that has helped me to achieve more, and feel better about it.

Too many times I would want to do something (like go on more hikes with my lovely wife), but if I couldn’t ‘balance’ it all the time, I felt like a failure and just stopped doing it for a while. But now, if it’s a busy week with work, that’s okay! I can tilt towards hiking next week.

If you find yourself looking a clearer, slower, or simpler life, I’d highly recommend Brooke’s books. I don’t have any affiliation or receive anything in return for my recommendation, but I just want to pass on a resource that was indispensable for me. They’re filled with tips, from finding your priorities in life, to making your days simpler and more meaningful.


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