Balance. Is it a MYTH?

Posted on June 1, 2013 ยท Posted in Health

Maintaining balance in life is a challenge for everyone. We have careers, partners, children, family commitments and a strong desire to improve our health and happiness.

How can one possibly balance so many things? I’m going to let you in on a little secret: You can’t! Life Balance is a Myth and frankly the more one tries to balance all the aspects of their life, the more stressed they become!

“Harmony” is an easier goal than balance.

Harmony means everything is co-existing in a spirit of cooperation. But whatever you want to call it; harmony, balance, or “fitting it all in”-there is a secret to doing more of what you want and less of what you don’t want.

Here it is.

I just need to warn you that although the equation sounds simple, it actually takes massive willpower to execute. It also requires that you get absolutely clear on what you want your life to look like, and what you do not want in your life.

Ready? Okay, here are some simple questions to kick you into action mode:

1. First ask yourself what isn’t serving you. What doesn’t need to be in your life? What is dragging you down or keeping you awake at night?
2. Have you identified a few things? Now get rid of them. (Or fix them. Now!)
3. Next, ask yourself what you want in your life or in this week or day? What do you want to accomplish? What do you want to do? Who do you want as a part of your daily life? Focus your energy on these things. Anything that doesn’t fit into this larger scheme… let it go (or learn how to say “no”).

Ready to dive in and make a few changes?

Give these tips a try and see how much more harmonious your life can be. No balance required.