Burnout caused by stress has become a daily routine in our hectic lives. In fact, stress, by and large is caused by too many pressures that demand too much of you physically and mentally. stress which is a result of an unbalanced life may lead to many physical symptoms, like headaches and stomachaches or intestinal issues. It can also result in emotional exhaustion where people feel drained, unable to cope, and often very tired and unmotivated. With that in consideration I have often wondered if there were any specific good ways to find balance in our life… some kind of a simple tutorial of how to live a balanced life. 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 people, I got an interesting list of tips in order to achieve balance in our 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.