Life is full on. There are so many things I am trying to stay on top of. I am trying to take care of my body, including drinking the water it needs, eating nourishing food, moving, meditating, having fun, taking care of my family, nurturing the relationships in my life as well as discovering new ones, taking care of my home and garden, not to mention my passion which is my business.
I find balance really difficult. I probably try way too hard. I think the key is to take a step back and to breathe. I know that meditation helps me take a breath and look at things from a refreshed and knowing perspective.
Working on all the things I mentioned above is my way of trying to find balance. I just can’t help myself, I give everything in my life, all that I’ve got. I have learned a few things to help me keep my cool and to stay balanced.
I have learned to let go and understand that the Universe has mine and everyone else’s back. Part of my need to give everything I have got, is because everything in my life is really important to me. It hasn’t always been this way and so now that it is, I vow to do everything in my power to keep it that way.
There are people in my life who are doing it tough and need help, so although I understand I can’t be the solution, I can be some sort of support, no matter how small. There was a time when it occurred to me that one of these people were at breaking point and I was desperate to do all I could to help. The difficulty I found was that I was still keeping up with everything else that was important to me also. I was trying to do everything, I was burning myself out and that wasn’t going to help the situation, so I surrendered it to the Universe.
I put out a heartfelt prayer, I fully unloaded how I felt, why this was so important, I went on to explain how beautiful these people were, who needed help. I laid out everything that was playing on my mind about this whole situation. I questioned the little bit of service I was providing and just could not see the value in comparison to their experience.
The very next time I met up with these people, I discovered that they were receiving help from another source. Help that was making a good and beneficial difference in their lives. I can not tell you how very grateful I was to hear this. It was in that moment, I realised that I didn’t have to do it all. All I needed to do was my best and surrender all else to Spirit and to ask for help when I needed it. It also occurred to me that the little bit I can give to these people is not so small, as I realise just by my being present and showing up for them, shows them how important they are to me, that they are not alone, they have support, that someone sees what is going on and truly sees them.
I think balance is about making a commitment. It is about consciously prioritising your life in line with what is important. Be sure not to leave yourself off the list of priorities. I think by making time for yourself to go out with friends, take up a sport, partake in an art lesson, go out to the theatre, you are filling up your cup, recharging your batteries to keep going. If you find you tend to burn out or get a bit flat from time to time, then it is time to slot in some extra time for yourself.
There have been times in my life where work outshone all else, I have to be careful not to let this happen again as now my work is something I love and when I get passionate about something, lookout.
What area of life is getting all of your attention? Is this in line with what is important to you? I love my work, I just love it, but I also love my kids and my family and friends and I never want them to feel that they are not important to me. I have also become important to myself, so I don’t want to be leaving myself out either. Remember you are not alone, that you don’t have to do it all. Just do your best and ask for help when you need it.
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