In a life where we continuously strive for success, better career and employment we handle extrem stress and anxiety. I have often wondered if there were any specific good ways to find balance in your life. some kind of a simple tutorial of how to live a balanced life in our stressful professional lives without harming our health . this is because I know for fact that when you are living with balance in your life, you are living with peace and harmony every day.
But how would I be able to achieve this state of mind to be able to really enjoy a balanced life… Would religion or some spiritual practices be the solution…
Anyways… and after many meetings with some very interesting well-balanced friends, I got the best answer that best suite me to achieve balance in my life. and I organized them in these following six steps:
1. Take care of and nurture yourself
Ideally, set aside time each day for an activity that you enjoy, such as walking, working out or listening to music. Or, allow yourself to unwind after a hectic day by reading, meditating or taking a nice hot bath.
2. Take care of your surrounding
This may include people, animals or even the environment around you. In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.
3. Know what your priorities are
Not knowing what you want and trying to do everything at once can be a recipe for disaster instead of the road to leading a well balanced life. As the saying goes, “do not bite off more than you can chew”.
4. Create an efficient mindset
Taking the time to connect with family, friends and even with the nature itself will recharge your batteries and make you more efficient in the long run.
5. Expect the unexpected
tuff happens. We’ve all experienced the unexpected. If you accept that anything can happen at any time, it’s less likely it throw you off your stride when it does. Be able to adjust your game plan.
6. Maintain a positive mental attitude
Part of living a well-balanced life is learning how to deal with adversity, unforeseen events and uncertainty.
While we can’t anticipate and plan for everything in our lives, we can decide how, where and when to concentrate our energies. This may require some critical thinking and problem solving, but in the end it will lead to much less stress and a well balanced life.