09 Jul More balance in your life
From a holistic perspective, there are many ways to identify an imbalanced state. You can be mentally, emotionally, or physically imbalanced. You can also have an imbalanced lifestyle in general or an imbalanced approach to different areas of your life, like love, career, or family. When it comes to optimal health, the goal is to attain balance in all levels of your self and areas of your life. This is a key component not just for health but also for personal fulfillment. But what does that mean and how can we go about achieving balance in our lives?
In order to have balance you must put things in order. To do this, stop and think about your life and how you lead it. When you do, you will start to see what the people, places, or things that are causing chaos in your life are. With this awareness, you can then put things in order, which will inevitably include doing some spring cleaning. Things that don’t fit you (or fit in with your life), and things that no longer serve a purpose, must go. Your environment is a reflection of your internal state, so, if you see clutter, clean it out, maybe even rearrange some furniture or throw some paint on the wall. Balance means peace, so this also includes letting go of people that bring unnecessary drama into your life and that you cling to even though they are no longer in harmony with who you are. It also means maybe even designing a new life plan to work on, seeing what you need to do to achieve your goals, and managing your time according to what you truly want to accomplish. If you feel like the white rabbit in the movie Alice in Wonderland, it’s time for you to choose your top three priorities, make a daily schedule, and focus on getting things done that matter to you.
Food can also be the culprit when it comes to lacking balance. Mental and emotional imbalances are generally caused by a mineral deficiency due to poor diet choices. Reevaluate the physical aspect of your lifestyle – from the foods you eat that may harm you and the amount and quality of rest you get, to the movement and exercise you incorporate weekly.
You will feel the difference in your quality of life when you are in balance. Simplicity, honesty, integrity and balance are transformational tools in your life, and they bring you health benefits along with a sense of empowerment. Take charge and be the catalyst of change in your life!