BALANCE IN LIFE'S THIRD TRIMESTER

Recently we had a meetup discussion on Pacing. This meetup about Balance is related to pace, but different.  Like first cousins, balance and pacing come from the same family of needs.

We found many of us pace ourselves in a variety of ways, but during Life’s Third Trimester pacing becomes more and more essential as our bodies, attitudes and needs change.  Those changes may necessitate how fast, how slow, how much and how frequently we get things done.

Again as bodies, attitudes and needs change, we balance our lives differently than in our previous trimesters.

So much has been written about physical balance in older adults.  And that most definitely needs to be discussed.  We can find out how and why we may not be as steady on our feet as we age, we can look at ways of modifying our behavior in light of those realities. Be prepared to share your wisdom about physical balance as you have aged.  But there is also the concept of balancing our lives’ in general.

Remember how in our 40’s and 50’s how many of us were concerned about balancing work and home, family responsibilities or finding enough leisure time?  Much of that becomes resolved in Life’s Third Trimester as we retire from work, find new ways of being productive, children wed, parents die, many changes in our priorities shift.

Still there are always more to consider. As Steve Maraboli said:  “Life is a balanced system of learning and evolution. Whether pleasure or pain; every situation in your life serves a purpose. It is up to us to recognize what that purpose could be.” That can be done at any age.

What are you currently balancing in your life? What is your experience of the need for different priorities now as you are older?  How do you handle physical balance demands?  These and other thoughts can be considered as we meet to discuss The Balance of Life’s Third Trimester.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

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  • Sandy M.

    Interesting I had a similar discussion with my friends here in oregon about balance too. So glad you all had a good meetup. Thanks annick for carrying the ball

    July 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoy how the group seems to be ever changing. It was a well paced discussion and I enjoyed the thoughtful discussion.

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thoroughly enjoyed the "active" minded third trimesterers! Looking forward to group in two weeks.

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Gee-Gee

    I am not feeling well and will not be attending today. Sorry for the late notice. I kept hoping I'd feel better. I think the heat is getting to me.

    July 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry to miss this. I have dozens of recommendations for maintaining physical balance. Maybe next time.

    July 1, 2013

  • Joan C.

    I retired in Aug 2012 and have been writing a blog: Frontage Road to Zen: The Retirement Chronicles: http://zen-road-retirement.blogspot.com We're thinking about a lot of the same things. I'm looking forward to a good chat with all of you.

    July 1, 2013

  • Sandy M.

    I. Will send an email soon but wanted to give you a heads up that I am traveling this week and it is very possible I'll not get back on time for this one. Annick has kindly offered to help get the discussion going on my absence. I'm sorry I don't have good WiFi where I am but will email an announcement soon. I'm in oregon cooling off. Check my facebook page for photos

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to be a 'maybe'

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    well, I wanted to follow this with a visit to the Death Cafe, but they've changed the time and the venue so I have a conflict. For those who can go, it's #162: Death Cafe with Kristine Bentz Tuesday, July 2,[masked] - 9pm, Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe http://www.montereycourtaz.com/

    June 24, 2013

  • Annise M.

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd also like to follow this with a visit to "the death cafe" at Bookman's on the East side -- that is, if I can get confirmation that they're having the event that day

    1 · June 21, 2013

    • Sandy M.

      excellent idea Gail. thanks for taking charge of this

      June 22, 2013

  • Oriana Marici H.

    Sorry to miss again. I will be in Seattle. Will hope to catch up with you when I return.

    June 19, 2013

  • Gee-Gee

    Can't wait to see everyone!

    June 3, 2013

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