But it is possible.
In fact, life balance isn’t something mysterious and elusive that you seek, but springs from the small conscious choices we make every day. In fact, in the time we spend worrying and stressing about not being balanced, we can take the first steps necessary to achieve the well-rounded equilibrium we desire between work and play; health and relationships; relaxation and personal growth.
We’ll share a lot more with you about achieving balance in your life, but here are 10 seeds of wisdom I’d like to share with you:
1. You’ll never be perfect, so stop trying. People want the REAL and AUTHENTIC you, not the perfect facsimile. Instead, focus on just being better today than you were yesterday.
2. Make sure technology serves you, and not the other way around. The around-the-clock interconnectedness of smart phones, social media, etc. is a miraculous tool, but only if we use it correctly – and with conscious intent.
3. There is never a good reason NOT to exercise, move, breath, be active, or use the temple of your body every single day. You think it’s about time – but it’s really about effort.
4. Be ruthless when it comes to cutting out things, activities and even people from your life that waste your time, sap your energy, or set you backwards on your journey to happiness.
5. “No” and “Yes,” in all their forms, are extremely powerful words, so be careful how you use them.
6. Practice continuous improvement. Don’t think in terms of grandiose, sweeping changes in your life. Think in terms of one step. And then the next, and the next. If you’ve mapped where you want to go, it’s inevitable you’ll get there.
7. DO NOT live for work. Work to live. That means having an identity and life outside of work (stop martyring yourself with work as the excuse!) and putting time, energy and commitment into your personal goals, wellbeing and relationships just as much as you do in your practice.
8. We discover our inner power once we take responsibility for our lives and hold ourselves accountable.
9. Make your own rules, and then stick by them. Don’t think of them as goals, but rules. You are setting the boundaries to your own game of life. From there, structure is the water and discipline is the sunlight necessary for the good things in your life to grow.
10. Have fun. Smile. Play. Laugh. Joke. Be curious. Be childlike – but not childish –in your fascination with the universe and every day will feel miraculously fulfilling.