Welcome back readers. Yes it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me. No excuses needed, it’s just how life is. With all intentions of posting regular weekly blogs, life got in the way and my focus shifted to other things. I am now in a space where I am able to put down my thoughts for you to read once again. Which made me think about this particular topic, BALANCE. You see its for the reason of balance that I haven’t posted in 7 months. Now that might not make sense straight away, I mean after all if my life was so perfectly balanced then I should have time for everything right? Wrong.
We have all heard that we need balance in our lives. Many people think that this perfect state of balance happens when all areas of our lives receive the same amount of attention. Or as the old saying goes “having all our ducks in a row”. But balance is a dynamic process. Think of balancing an uneven load or a tightrope walker, constantly moving and adjusting to compensate for the weight in any given area at any given time to ensure everything stays upright. Life balance is similar. Some days our focus and effort need to be on work, sometimes it needs to be on a loved one and sometimes it needs to be on ourselves, but it’s always changing.
So I guess my main point for this post is that no matter what we are doing, whether it be balancing our Three Sides of Self, maintaining a work/life balance or juggling the needs of loved ones and our own personal needs, trying to be everywhere at once or everything for everybody is not maintainable. Balance is not an end goal that is ‘achieved’ it is an ongoing endeavour. Sometimes we get it right, sometimes we don’t. But by recognising what is important to us, we can make sure our energy is placed in the right spot at the right time.
It is in this ‘recognising what is important’ that the secret to balance and happiness lies. To understand what is important, we need to first understand what our own personal values are. Once we know our values we can align, not only our efforts in day to day life but also our goals for the future, with what is most important to us. In doing so, we are creating a life that not only prioritises you, but stays true to who you are.
So to end this post I ask, how do you balance your life while staying true to you?
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I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for reading,