Finding time to find balance in your life enhances your energy in profound ways. This, in turn, allows you to be as productive as possible while enjoying your moments fully.
Doesn’t that sound like a win-win? Here are 3 tips and insights to deepen your understanding of balance.
1. Balance comes from drawing on your full range of energies, not a 50/50 split of work/home activities.
Balance is less about how much time you schedule for each sector of your life than it is about how you approach activities energetically. For example, if you follow up an ambitious, sales-oriented day at work with a game of handball, then engage in home remodeling until bedtime, you are not allowing yourself to relax, reflect and simply be.
Likewise, if you end a day of care-giving by tending to family and grooming your dog, you have no opportunity to challenge yourself in self-directed physical or creative endeavors. Your drive, your receptivity, your originality, and your caring are all distinct energies that complement one another. Their variety adds depth to your life.
2. Balance is about how you use your energy.
Balance entails living in dynamic equilibrium. Learn to recognize the feminine energy and masculine energy that feed your vitality. Observe when you create and dream, and when you take action. Alternating freely between these 2 energies helps you balance and integrate what is essential in your life.
3. Balance is about taking care of yourself.
To balance your life, learn to quiet yourself and identify messages you may be working from. Balance comes from discerning each fear you hold and how it drives your choices from moment to moment. As you become aware of your rhythm, you can pace yourself more successfully. You will sense when outlays of effort need to be followed by something restorative. To live in dynamic equilibrium, learn to accept that you can only be in one energetic place at a time.
Read Time Balance Puts You in Harmony with Yourself for 2 more timely tips!© Copyright 2012 Paula Eder, Ph.D.