To live a balanced life is a great topic as the world becomes more complex with each new traumatic event. With so much negativity that happens around us on a daily basis, how do we find balance? Good question, isn’t it?
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I believe the answer is different for each individual, but I also suggest that there are common threads of activities in which we can all participate and benefit. Keep in mind that less is more and don’t overwhelm yourself with a sudden change in your daily routine. Instead, make little changes over a period of time that are specifically tuned into YOU.
“There is a fine line between multi-tasking and being completely fragmented.” —Susan Daniels
As someone who burned out three times on the JOB over the last 40 years and subsequently, while working from home, I am living proof that balance is crucial to a healthy life. While I didn’t know I suffered from burn out until I went into therapy for PTSD, I know now and I take it very seriously.
A well-balanced person has a far greater ability to focus their attention and energy on attaining their goals, taking productive actions and moving forward in a meaningful way. VIA Lifehack
Yes, I work on the weekends because I work through social media. But, I work less and do more things to relax and enjoy myself. And, I don’t worry about taking days off when I feel a need.
This is a brief outline of how I manage my days.
- Meditation every morning and afternoon followed by easy yoga stretches.
- Balanced diet of low carbs and high proteins.
- Work in the garden each morning before anything else.
- Form a daily routine but be flexible.
- Work at the computer about six hours per day or whatever feels comfortable.
- Most importantly, I listen to my body and watch my behaviors to know when enough is enough, then I stop and relax.
I’m not perfect but I am work in progress! How do you strive for balance?
If you identify with my experience(s), if you have a comment or questions – whatever – let me know. I want to hear from you.
Together we light the way.