Life balance is something many of us strive for on a daily basis. How can I get more out of my day? How can I make the most of this life? How can I be of service to my family, those I care most for and people I do not even know? How can I feel happy, peaceful and fulfilled?
What does it mean to have a balanced life?
To me, life is in balance when I can be fully present in what I am currently working on. I know that all other aspects of my life will get taken care of when the time is right.
"You will find a balance in the mountains that exists in no other place."
So, why the imbalance?
The fact is life gets busy, often times overwhelming and everything feels out of alignment. We stop living according to what we most value, taking time to help others and enjoying each moment. We begin racing through each day and the speed seems to cascade out of control until some life event pulls the emergency brake. It does not have to be this way.
I have recognized imbalance happen in many lives including my own.
“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.” - Bob Marley
We need to stop overworking our mind and bodies spending time doing things we do not really value.
We need to start aligning our lives and values with each other and start living in accordance to them. By establishing healthy habits we can flow through a day of complete peace, balance and happiness.
Are you in tune with your values?
Take some time to either write down or review your values now. Check in with yourself and see if you are in alignment at this time. What needs to change?
If you are unclear with what your values are then I highly suggest working through the “What Are Your Values?” article by MindTools. Too many of us live a different life than what we would if we were fully tuned into our values.
I recently had to take a big step back from the way I was coasting through life to really realize where I was heading. My mind, body and spirit were broken, relationships were failing and all other aspects of life that I value were not matching up to where I thought they should. I was simply not reaching my full potential nor living in balance. Here are my top 5 value buckets and some recent changes I made to live in better alignment with them. I am still yet to get everything together, but by taking action everyday I am happily living in balance.
Tips For Living a Balanced Life
Everyone of us will have values and an idea of life balance that is slightly different and I fully respect that. These 10 things I work on each day to keep my life balanced.
Consistently checking in with yourself will help you be at your best every day. Remember investing in you is worth your time.
“A balanced life is peaceful, happy and abundant.”
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