The Balancing Act Called Life

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Take a really good look at the image above. Do you notice how everything has to be precisely just so for the rocks to balance one on top of the other? 

Our lives are kind of like that. The Western world is a crazy fast-paced one. It didn’t get that way on its own. I don’t know exactly how it happened but I would bet there was some form of “the hurry up and jump on the bandwagon before you get left behind” mentality. So that’s what almost everyone did. 

Except many of us don’t subscribe to that way and pace of life. It’s exhausting, overwhelming, and unfulfilling. And not sustainable long term.

Do you know why people get sick? 

Their lives are out of balance, their minds are not on the same page as their hearts. Our immune systems are designed to keep away illness. Inherent in that design is that we take care of ourselves. Physically. Mentally. Emotionally. Spiritually. There has to be some balance. Without it we can become physically ill, mentally a wreck, and emotionally drained.

Think about the last time you were sick. Can you look back and notice what wasn’t in balance in your life at that time?

Were you getting enough sleep, Eating nourishing foods, spending time with positive people, spending your days volunteering or working doing something that gave you joy, moving your body, taking care of yourself emotionally and mentally, getting outside in Nature? 

It’s so important to look at our own role in our health and life balance.

We have an amazing ability to heal our lives if we work on balance. So… how do you do that? 

Add one thing, drop one thing, or change one thing. You could do all three if you wanted, but I’m a strong proponent of lasting change through small, lady bug size actions, that you take consistently. 

There’s a quote I love, “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” 

Add one thing to your life that brings you joy or peace that you don’t have or do now. Or drop one thing from your life that takes you away from joy and peace. Or change something that isn’t working so well so that it can work better. 

Add, Drop, or Change.

Just one thing.

Do it consistently.

Daily, Weekly, Monthly.

A perfectly balanced life won’t happen every day, but a mostly balanced life will help you feel happier, healthier, and more fulfilled.

I’d love to hear what small changes you’ve made in your life that have made a big difference in your life balance and wellbeing. 

Feel free to leave a comment on the blog below, or email me, susan@susancarrollcoaching.com.

Please share if you know just the perfect person who would love this.

~ Susan

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Image by Pixabay, with permission.