In one of my last posts, I talked about the challenges I have with finding and maintaining a successful balance in each area of my life. I know that Balance is the key to a happy and successful life so I want to spend more time learning how to achieve it. I am creating a guide that pinpoints my personal goals for balance, the obstacles I face, and solutions for maintaining a healthy balance in each area.
1.Mind Body and Spirit-Balancing time for physical training, rest,and spiritual goals daily
Obstacle-Restless mind, tired body=No sleep
Solution-Quiet the mind before bed, spend more time reading and studying instead of on the computer
Maintaining balance between strength and flexibility
Solution-continue yoga daily!!!
Maintaining physical appearance-skin, hair, etc
Solution-Go to bed earlier and wake up earlier to have more time for grooming, schedule hair appointments ahead of time
3.Drinking-balance between enjoying and overindulging
A slight buzz=ok Getting drunk/wasted=Not ok
Obstacle-Getting too excited, self- discipline and accountablility
Solution-Limit the number of drinks per night and how many nights you drink per week/month
4.Time-balancing time for work, rest, and enjoying life
Obstacle-Understanding the difference between pushing yourself and pressuring yourself to do too much at once!
Being proactive as you take action but also patient as you are waiting for things to come together
Solution-Learning to plan ahead and prioritize, Balancing short term and long term goals
5.Money-Balancing saving and spending
Enjoy your hard earned money, but also save for the future!
Solution-Create a budget and hold yourself accountable! Check in with Budget daily!
6. Friends/relationships-balance between remaining open but unattached
Friendships=ok Co-Dependence=Not OK!
Obstacle-Becoming dependent in relationships
Solution-Always have “Me Time”, Establish boundaries in the beginning, communicate when you are uncomfortable/unhappy
This is a personal guide, but I hope it can help some of you as well. If it does, feel free to let me know!