“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” ~Thomas Merton
Life today is so fast paced (and sometimes complicated) that it's no surprise that so many people are struggling to achieve a healthy balance.
Just what does it mean to be balanced and how do you get there?
For me, being balanced is handling all of the elements of my life without being drastically pulled in any one direction. When I am balanced I feel calm and clear-headed. I am grounded and in alignment with the flow of my life.
Sometimes I spend too much time focusing on the external elements of my life; like work, family and friends. Other times I am being very self reflective and concentrate so much on the internal elements that I miss out on the very experience of life!
The first step to a healthy balance is checking in with yourself. Do you recognize any areas that are being taken to an extreme? Here are some examples of both sides of the spectrum. When balanced, they compliment each other. When one is taken to the extreme it can become detrimental to our health and wellbeing.
Health, Heart & Mind (Internal Elements)
Family, Socializing, Work (External Elements)
Here are some tips that may help you get your life aligned and balanced:
Do you have some great tools for creating a healthy balance in life - I'd love it if you'd share them with us in the comment section below!
Supporting You on Your Journey,