Finding balance

Finding Balance in Life: The Sweet Spot

There are so many areas in life where we are overly invested, which rob us of our happiness and throw us off kilter. To be in balance in...

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There are so many areas in life where we are overly invested, which rob us of our happiness and throw us off kilter. To be in balance in your life simply means that you have all the balls in the air and you are able to juggle them effortlessly.

What is life balance?

Life balance comes from not feeling as if you are being spread too thin. It also means that you are calm, centered and grounded at all times.

How do you strike a balance?

The various aspects of your life that will need balancing can be broadly classified as internal and external. More often than not, people feel out of sync because they focus on one more than the other.

For example, you may be extremely focused on external things like work, relationships and travelling, so you almost ignore what’s going on internally.

Yet others may have found a work-life balance but might want to continue to fine-tune the specifics. Here are some tips to help you locate that sweet spot where all is calm, all is good.

  1. Acknowledge

Take a step back and look at your life. Really look at it; your fears, your achievements and your feelings, all need to go under the scanner. Do this exercise with honesty and you will be able to see any red flags.

  1. Assess

Create a spreadsheet of your life with the external and internal categories. Fill in the various parts that fall under each category. Prioritize your list in the order of which areas are sending an SOS signal and which areas are healthy.

  1. Set goals

Based on your individual priorities, list the tasks that you will need to do to bring balance in your life.

  1. Prepare

Read yourself for the tasks you have set yourself. Identify any internal factors (fear, procrastination, negative thinking) that will keep you from carrying out your goals.

  1. Empower

Create a battle plan as to what you will do during those times. In what ways can you curb that self-sabotaging behavior?

Lastly, remember to be kind to yourself. True balance comes from within and you need to be happy with your choices if you wish to achieve it!

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