Live a More Balanced Life
Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. - Robert Fulgham
Do you consider yourself as living an unbalanced life? Is one aspect of your life taking over the rest? Do you want to spend more time with your loved ones? Perhaps you are already on the right track in balancing your routine, but are not really satisfied with what is going on with your life. If you are interested in learning how to live a balanced life, here are some very basic ways to find self-fulfillment and satisfaction while doing so.
This is not the same with being selfish. However, this means that you love yourself enough to take care of yourself. Make sure that you do not deprive yourself of some time alone, a nice pedicure, a relaxing massage, and time with your loved ones, and many more. Make sure that your own self, as well as your passions and interests, do not get pushed out of your priority list.
Set Your Boundaries
Setting boundaries is very important because it serves as a filter, which determines whether or not you will allow certain behaviors, people or situations to consume your space. For others, these boundaries are the limits that they have set on themselves. These boundaries may also be your tolerance as to what other people can do to you. So when a situation crosses your boundary, you have every right to respond accordingly.
People Before Tasks
Which is more important to you? People or tasks? Some may say that the end results should be given importance. However, if you choose to focus on prioritizing people first, you can possibly set a good foundation of having good relationships with other people. At the end of the day, the same people you put first in your lives will value you enough to allow you to stay in their lives as well.
Giving Makes You Happy
This may be a cliché to some. However, genuine giving, that is, from the bottom of your heart, and not out of impulse of expecting anything in return, can give you a different kind of satisfaction and happiness knowing that you have shared something with a person who may need it more than you do. This feeling of satisfaction is internal and does not have to be shared with other people just to gain recognition. If you manage to give without expecting in return, or without expecting praise from other people, only then can you say that you are capable of balancing your life well. Acknowledge others by giving heartfelt and thoughtful gifts to feel self-reward and satisfaction.
Find Ways To Relax
An important aspect of living a well-balanced life is to find ways to experience inner peace for your mind, body and soul by letting go of stress, tension and worries. The mind is limitless; learn to effectively harness your capabilities. There are many options to help you with this journey, such as practicing aromatherapy, mindful meditation, sensory and virtualization, yoga, tai chi, deep breathing, exercise and even eating and drinking certain foods, such as tea, can leave you feeling in a state of relaxation.
Live Your Dream
Being balanced can also mean living your dream. By having a goal and a plan to reach your dream, every aspect in your life should be maintained accordingly. Only a good balance will take you to places you want to go.
“The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.”