posted: Oct 26, 2021
Have you ever felt like you can’t get it together? Like everything is out of balance? Like no matter how hard you try, something seems to be falling through the cracks? You’re constantly forgetting important obligations or rushing around trying to get it all done?
You’re not alone.
Periods of transition are when you are most vulnerable to becoming off balance. For example, getting a new job can leave you feeling flustered. It can be an exciting time, but it can also be extremely stressful and put you under a lot of pressure. You have to take a new route in the mornings now. You have to figure out what time you need to leave your house so that you have enough time to sit in the ridiculously long line at Starbucks. You have to figure out how nicely you should be dressed for work and how far the walk will be from the parking lot to the building. There are so many factors that you have to consider when you make changes to your routine.
However, there are ways that we can decrease the amount of impact that these transitions have on our lives. We have compiled a list of the 3 best things you can do to reestablish balance in your life.
1. Listen to your body.
Your body does an excellent job of communicating with you by sending signals. When you need rest, your eyelids get droopy, you yawn more, and you start to want to lie down. When you are overworked or overstimulated, you may have difficulties sleeping or getting restful sleep. The same applies to many phenomenons in life. Your body will provide you with indications that your are becoming off balance.
2. Find an accountability partner.
Most things in life are easier or more enjoyable when you have a partner. The same goes for establishing or maintaining balance. Having a partner to share the load can make a world of difference. There’s something about knowing that you’re not alone that is comforting and reassuring. It can make life feel much more easier to manage.
3. Clearly define your priorities.
Taking the time to figure out exactly what you are wanting out of life can do wonders for improving your stability in life. Knowing what you want means that you can actively pursue it and feel accomplished when you achieve it. Also, practice being specific. Instead of saying something like “I want more time with my friends”, try something more like “I want to have a girls night one Friday evening every month”. It helps to know exactly what you’re aiming for.
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Next week’s blog: Stress Overload