Saturday, December 6, 2014
Finding Balance !!
It sounds simple enough but how well are you doing at balancing out your life, work, relationships, and you time ?? I know that I have a hard time finding the "balance" in my life. Sometimes its easy to let some priorities take over and gain control of our lives we hardly realize that we are living unbalanced and it can cause you to lose sight of what is really important in your life.
A well-balanced person has a far greater ability to focus their attention and energy on attaining their goals, taking productive actions and moving forward in a meaningful way. What does a balanced life look like to you ? Can you even imagine what your life would be like if you balanced out your busy schedules and found time to efficiently accomplish everything? The first step is to take small baby steps and start changing things in sections instead of everything all at once. That will just cause some craziness and really throw your life out of whack!
Here are some great ways to find some balance in your life. Use these tips in your own life where necessary and find time for everything that you want to accomplish without feeling stressed out !
- Disconnect from technology. It might be hard since our lives revolve around technology. We have instant access to anything we can imagine on our phones, computers, and iPods. Long gone are the days of "I can't be reached" to now never being off our phones. Put the phone down and turn off the computer. Give your work brain a rest. It doesn't have to be for long, just an hour if you can and work up to a day to really just shut out the noise of our busy lives.
-Learn to say NO !! It doesn't make you a bad person to say NO sometimes. Your time is also valuable and you have the ability to say NO without guilt. Say no to things that are not valuable or non-essential in your life and don't be afraid to be ruthless!!!
-Your healthy and mind should be a priority! Don't just wait to take care of yourself. Your body and mind are important and self neglect will only lead to more issues in the future if you become sick. Find time to take care of yourself just as much as you take care of other people!
-Purge your life of toxins. This can be the negativity in your life from chronic complainers who negatively impact your life.Surround yourself with positive, supportive, can-do people whenever possible.
-Find time for YOU! Yes, if you need to schedule that too please do it. You are important and your mind and body need to be working in order to ensure that your the best version of yourself. Making time for you is probably the hardest thing to since you are typical overworked and an overwhelmed person, but it is crucial for lowering stress, increasing happiness and encouraging creativity.Try to meditate, stretch or do yoga! FIND TIME !!
-Treat yourself to something nice every once in a while. Go out for a coffee with friends and reconnect your relationship with them. Find time to just enjoy something that is different and new!!! Try a new painting class or learn a new craft like knitting. Your life will only benefit from taking time to unwind.
-Remember to have FUN ! Life is short. Life can have unexpected uncertainties. Have a great time with friends, laugh and joke around and most importantly find time to relax !!
By adding in some of these techniques, your life will soon begin to balance out and you will find that things will become easier. Don't get discouraged if you are trying. Life is about learning and growing from what we don't succeed at !!!
Go out and ENJOY the life you were given !