Monday, June 8, 2009
Today's topic is balance. Balance is the feeling of being complete. It's having harmony in your life. It's essential to the quality of a person's life.
There are many aspects to life: emotion, family, finances, health, love, play, social, spirit, vocation,... If you neglect one area of life, you end up harming yourself. Sometimes, you're forced to make difficult choices and make sacrifices. At times, things collide.
Prioritize what matters the most to you. Be willing to say "no" when necessary. In the meantime, get organized, be flexible, and establish a routine.
Find ways to relax and relieve tension: reflect, pray, journal, and rest. Take time for self-care: eat healthy, take vitamins, drink plenty of liquids, and exercise. Don't feel guilty for incorporating a few luxuries into your life: manicures, pedicures, massages, facials, tanning,...
Build a strong support system: family, friends, neighbors, church members, co-workers,... Don't be afraid to ask for help.
Work on simplifying your life: don't overschedule or over commit. Save space for what truly matters. Know this, balance is a never ending evolving process. Allignment isn't easy.