How easy is it to live a life that’s out of balance?
I am the type of person that struggles with an all-or-nothing mindset. A�Black-and-white. A�It’s 100% or zero with me. A�When I live in this way, for too many weeks in a row, it catapults me into a realm of unhealthful living. A�Into out-of-balance.
I don’t like out-of-balance, but the ease of slipping into the fast lane is natural. A�I love the way that I attack life; with zest and enthusiasm, but the energy doubles as weakness when I reach zealously past my human capabilities. A�The pendulum of my personal life swings dangerously quickly from too-much and then not-enough. A�Too much time with friends, too much rushing, too much working, too much playing, too much exercising, too much on my to-do list. A�Then, in opposition; not-enough sleep, not-enough quietness, not enough reflection, not enough thought…
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Where is pause? A�Stop? Wait just one minute? A�The spinning, busy, top of my life, is making me dizzy. A�And, I know, that right now, I am out of balance.
Everyone falls out-of-balance in life. A�Even the most devoted yogi or meditation guru I’m sure has felt the unease of a soul unsettled. A�It’s natural in life to get caught up with life, forgetting to actually live. A�For example, instead of living in this sunset, you think of the sunset next week, the one that will happen during that vacation that you have been planning for months. A�You arrive at that vacation, and sunset, only to miss the pretty red and blue hues because you can’t escape the work world that you left. A�Living out-of-balance is a sure way for you to miss living.
I’m tired of feeling like I have been missing living. A�I need to find my balance. A�My lifestyle is not one that has tons of stability or permanency, with constantly changing schedules, time zones, and locations, but there are actions I can take to quiet my inner soul and find peace. A�I finally have ten days off, and right now, I’m in Maui. A�I know this is exactly where I need to be. A�There isn’t the lullaby of sirens from the streets of Waikiki, but the sound of the water fountain at the zen like guesthouse where I am staying. A�I need this lullaby. A�I hope it will track me back to a healthy place of balance again.
I thought of some ways that will help me find my balance again. A�Maybe my ideas can help you if you have lost yours.
Finding My Balance
- Create moments of quietness: A�a little time, every day, to be alone.
- Journal again
- Blog more (writing this blog is something I really enjoy and have missed).
- Caffeine in moderation, not as a substitute for sleep deprivation.
- Be thankful
- Regular, healthy meals.
- Decrease the late nights out on the town.
- Spanish studying
- Read more, social media less.
- Find community
- Listen to my favorite podcasts again
- Accept me and embrace my state of living.
- Keep being me:)
- and did I say, sleep?