Find Balance In Your Life

As we come out of the other end of this unprecedented period I think it’s worth spending some time looking at what is important to us. The past 12 months has aloud us to truly see what is of value in our lives and what isn’t.

Finding the right balance and not falling back into old habits would be beneficial to all of us. It may be seeing family more, meeting with friends, playing more sport, playing a musical instrument or just getting out into nature and enjoying some walks or weekends away.

So let’s take a look at ways that we can find a better balance to our lives. If we can do this then this will help our general well-being and improve our mental health.

5 Ways To Add More Balance To Your Life

We need balance in order to live a happy and healthy life; everything in this world comes down to finding the proper balance. Whether it’s in work life and home life, eating healthy and eating what makes you happy, doing stuff for others without neglecting yourself, everything works better and goes more smoothly when you’ve got a balance. 

Achieving said balance isn’t the easiest thing, but here are five ways to introduce more balance into your life and get things going in the right direction. 

Prioritise

Prioritising and scheduling can be a great practice to start introducing more of a sense of balance to your life. We all have busy lives and long to-do lists; the only way we’ll ever get everything done and find balance in our lives is by prioritising what needs to be done when and scheduling our days. 

The tricky part to this is deciding just what is important; in some cases, your work may take priority, but in others family or friends may take priority over your work. Only you can decide what’s important and what should be prioritised in your schedule.

Set Goals

Setting both long-term and short-term goals can prove to be incredibly helpful in achieving a balance in your life. It helps you keep your sights on what you want and what’s important, avoiding too much straying from your path. The short-term goals help you to track your progress as you work to achieve your long-term goals, and help you stay on track. 

Be Specific In Your Schedule And Review It

If, in order to achieve more balance, your goals were to, say, spend more time playing your guitar then you would be better telling yourself that you would, “spend 20 minutes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1800 before you begin preparing dinner”, than if you said, “I’m going to play my guitar 5 times a week every week”.

By making it specific and manageable you are more likely to achieve it.

Once you’ve completed your schedule and are sure that you’re specific in the goals you want to achieve and the steps necessary to get there, you should review your schedule. This is an incredibly important step allowing you to reflect on your goals and priorities to ensure everything is as you need it.

Find Someone To Hold You Accountable

Find someone that will hold you accountable for the goals you’ve made, the priorities you’ve set, and the things you’ve said you’ve wanted to do and accomplish. It’s easier to find balance and stick to your goals and schedule when you have someone to be accountable to.

Always Keep The Process In Mind

Life isn’t just about what you achieve and what you get, it’s about the journey, the process. In order to achieve a proper balance, you need to always keep in mind that it’s more the process than the potential achievement. 

For example, you can make your goal to win a Nobel prize in literature, or you can make it to be paid to write for your career. The latter is a more achievable goal that focuses on the process and journey more than the achievement or prize at the end.

Everyone needs balance in order to live a happy and healthy life. Finding the proper balance in your life can be difficult, but it’s not impossible and it’s well worth the effort.

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