I can live my today’s because of how I lived my yesterdays. However there was a time in my life where raising a family, work, attending school, and managing my health were difficult. Here are the five basics for life balance I used to help me obtain a balanced life enabling me to take back my health, happiness, and well-being.
- Personal time with yourself
Alone time is important it gives you the time you need to discover who you are, find your voice, and just be yourself. This can be difficult in a demanding world but scheduling time for you is just as important as spending time with family, friends, or that meeting with the boss.
- Stop Self Defeating behavior
We are all guilty of self-defeating behavior where we judge ourselves and set unrealistic expectations of how we should look or who we should be. Change your attitude and start seeing yourself in a more positive light. You would never criticize someone you love so why not put yourself in that category. Love yourself for who you are instead of what you think everyone else wants you to be. Remember, you are beautiful, you are perfectly created, and you only have one life to live.
- Reduce anxiety by living in the here and now
The stress caused by anxiety affects people emotionally and physically. Stop worrying about what happened in the past and start living in the here and now. One of my favorite quotes is by Mark Twain, “Good judgment is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgment”. We are bound to make mistakes in our lives learn from them and move on, appreciate what today has to offer.
- Prioritize what’s important in your life
Prioritize and focus on the things that matter most to you and don’t sweat the small stuff. At the end of my days I will not care so much about things but more about the people I loved and who loved me in return.
- Diet, exercise, and sleep
Eating right, exercising, and getting your beauty sleep is one of the best ways to help balance your life. I know I personally feel horrible when I don’t eat healthy, exercise, or get enough sleep and that horribleness spreads to everything else in my life. Do yourself a favor and add these positive life habits into your day and you will never look back.
Finding balance is essential for your personal happiness and over all well-being. I encourage you to incorporate these five basics for life balance into your own life and share with me how you took back your health, happiness, and well-being.