I don't know about you, but I’m a schedule person. I like schedules, rhythms to my day and to my week. When those are changed I end up feeling out of sync until I can get back into that rhythm. Some people refer to this as 'balance.' I try not to call it that because if you could see me on a daily basis, you'd know that's not what I have--Instead I go for rhythm. Each day, each week and each month has its own rhythm. It’s up to me to make adjustments and find the rhythm and flow.
Our dogs are good examples of lives that have rhythm and they often help me to find it. We do the same things each day, almost always in the same sequence. This rhythm even finds its way into meal time. When we feed the dogs, their bowls are all put down in the same order every single time. Each dog knows where they eat, and will wait in that spot. Added to their daily rhythm, our dog walker comes about the same time each day--On days when we're home, at around 12:30, the time 'Christy' usually comes, they become restless and want to go outside for a walk. The dogs know when it's time to play and when it's time to relax and take a nap.