Leading a balanced life means finding a way to enjoy your hobbies, family life, work and your inner spiritual needs. This is a never-ending process that requires you to re-assess your values, priorities, and personal growth. Often times it means learning from your mistakes and learning how to flow with a new mindset.
Finding balance involves your Internal vs External needs, knowing the difference between them and addressing each of them separately.
External Balance refers to:
- Work goals, enjoyment, work relationships and time spent doing work.
- Saying “NO” without regret is important for your work balance. Trim where you can, delegate others to help you and use technology like Business Apps to help you organize your work load.
- Turn it off “Disconnect” on days you are not working or hours before bedtime.
- Nurturing, satisfying and socializing are important to finding balanced work friendships.
- Reflect each day on how you are experiencing them.
- Journaling can help reveal work-life patterns that may need to be adjusted.
- When is the last time you had a deep moving conversation with your friends, partner or family?
Internal Balance refers to:
- Keep your thought process positive.
- Meditate to silence and ground yourself, there are many ways to stop and focus inward each day.
- Spend time alone from the hustle & bustle of daily life.
- Insert physical activities into your day. Even a short walk helps.
- Add Joy or fun to an activity. This helps release endorphins, serotonin and dopamine.
- Develop healthy eating habits
- Explore your world – travel
- Prioritize “Me Time” say yes to yourself without resentment.
- Turn off social media and Tune In.
- Allow all emotions to flow in & out of yourself without judgement.
- Treat Yourself
- Expand your awareness of all things, be a avid student in search of knowledge.
Creating balance in life is knowing what is important to you and what is not. Creating a well-balanced life is crucial for your health, happiness and well being so that you can live your best life!
By Jacqueline Denis