Learn Balance for Your Life

Is your life balanced? Or is it out of kilter? Do you overload your calendar? Do you give too much time and attention in one area, at the expense of your own well-being? If so, here are a few tips.

Learn how to say NO and mean it. Then learn the joy of saying yes when YOU want to, not because you’re being coerced. Guard your time jealously. Don’t give it away to just anyone. Don’t be afraid (or ashamed) to give yourself time for your own tasks and time to take care of your personal needs. You’ll never regret it.

If you are still working, be sure to leave work at work. (The same can be said for a volunteer position.)

Don’t be a slave to anything by staying up late just to satisfy a work-related task. There will always be space to handle the task the next morning. If you feel pressured, search for options for easing the strain. Seek out options in your work place and take advantage of them in your life if they fulfill your personal needs.

Be bold enough to seek out those who are in your support system. They are there to help. They care about you.

Finding balance in your life is an ongoing process that affects your mental and physical health. Periodically examine your priorities, values, and responsibilities. That way, you’ll see what changes need to be made. Then be strong enough to make the changes.

Most importantly, take 10 minutes out of your day—preferably the morning—to meditate. Clear your cluttered mind. Make a list of the day’s priorities and stick with it. Then set about to enjoy the peace and joy that follows.

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