To balance our life is a great topic as the world becomes more complex with each new traumatic event around the world. Especially on social media, we are exposed to so much negativity on a daily basis. So, how do we find balance? Good question, isn’t it?
7 Tips to Help You Find Daily Balance
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 and your circumstances.
“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 wherein it was patiently explained to me, I know now and I take it very seriously.
The ironic thing for me is that when I experienced these burnouts, I simply did not have the knowledge to recognize my symptoms as a burnout. I only knew that I felt miserable and could not cope. This is a good example of why I am so compelled to write about my experiences so that others might gain some enlightenment and avoid these traps.
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
What I Do Now
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. I’m not perfect but I am work in progress!
I can’t emphasize enough the ease of most techniques for balance that I write about. I keep things simple and low-cost so that everyone who reads my blog is able to benefit. Below is a brief outline of how I manage most of my days.
You’ll get tired of me talking about meditation, that is until you try it. 💡 Then, you will understand completely. With so many various types of meditation freely taught in today’s world, you’re sure to find one or more types of meditation that suit your lifestyle.
Daily Dose of Sunshine
We all know we feel better when the sun is shining, but how does that happen? It happens when exposure to sunlight increases the release of serotonin in the brain which makes the sun a natural antidepressant. It doesn’t get any better than that!
Healthy Diets Make a Huge Difference
Some of you already know that I lost 75 pounds over the last 2 years on a Paleo diet. I suffered for years from gluten and dairy intolerance without a clue that they were the reason for my morning mood swings. Find what works for your body and stick to it. Low carbs and high protein are what works for me.
Take Those Daily Morning Walks or Runs
If we neglect our bodies, they will neglect us. Morning walks are what I prefer and they lift my spirits with the fresh air and increased ions from the air around me.
Daily Routines are Important
For those of us who experienced trauma during our lifetime, daily routines give a level of comfort and security in our minds. But, don’t get too rigid with your routine. Leave room for surprises and learn techniques to roll with sudden changes.
Set a Reasonable Limit on Your Hours of Work
Thank goodness we don’t all have jobs that require any more than 8 hours per day. JOB burn out is no laughing matter and must be respected. I speak from experience. Set your own limits, be flexible, but be balanced.
Listen to Your Body
Most importantly, let’s all resolve to listen to our bodies, be mindful of our behaviors and know when enough is enough.
We all need lessons in being gentle and kind to ourselves, especially when we’ve suffered from those who do not extend those kindnesses. Striving for balance in our daily activities will help us feel better, love better, and heal better. Together we light the way. 🔥