I’ve read a lot of blogs during the last week or two that mention a goal or resolution of restoring balance in their lives. Apparently, 2 011 left a lot of people feeling unbalanced for a lot of reasons. Ever the helpful girl scout, I went in search of all things balanced and discovered, as always, it’s a balancing act.
I find webmd.com to be a source of reliable information. Their article: 5 Tips for a Better Work-Life Balance may be helpful to you. I think they are right, we should learn to relax. After all, we could live in Bangladesh and have this guy’s job:
Mayo clinic’s article Work-life balance: Tips to Reclaim Control suggests, among other things, to bolster your support system. I think Henri Fochatin could use a little more support, don’t you? (don’t watch if you have acrophobia, seriously!)
In 5 Essential Zen Habits for Balanced Living, you’re reminded to use awareness and mindfulness, to find some calm in the midst of the madness. How? Allow yourself some downtime. Even just ten or fifteen minutes of time to recharge your inner self. Do what brings you peace. For me, that’s a waterfall in a beautiful setting.
Life is chaotic and messy.
Things happen. Suddenly you have to juggle more than one thing at a time.
If you let it, life’s chaos will divert your attention from the things you want to do and from the ones you love. How do you handle it?
No matter how small you feel in comparison to the things that keep you from putting your best foot forward, a smile will lift you up.
Make time to have fun.
Most importantly, take a breath. Recognize what you’ve accomplished: the milestones, the successes, the learning that you’ve done, no matter how small. It’s important.
you have soared higher than you think!
It’s a balancing act, this thing we call life. But with all the tools and methods available to you, you can enjoy your balancing act and fly high.
Refreshing post, Lynette! So much of success in life comes down to balance. Aiming for reasonable balance most of the time, and allowing wiggle room for stumbles, seems like a great way to go.
Thanks, August. Reasonable balance, is all I can achieve. And it works. 🙂
Lovely post, Lynette. reminds me of the importance of balance while putting a smile on my face. thanks so much
Thank you, Louise. I’m glad I could return the favor by adding a smile to your day. You’ve given me plenty to smile about.
So true! The world has us all in a tussle these days. We just need to find a few moments of peace and downtime for ourselves every day. At one of my former jobs that was really stressful, I would take about ten minutes or so and walk around the block. It got me out of my chair and away from the chaos long enough to clear my mind. It really helped!
Thanks for sharing this and reminding me how important being silly and laughing are to our lives!
You are so very welcome, Jennifer. Great idea to just take a walk to get away from the stress. Thanks for the reminder.