Many of my clients want to have a balanced life (who doesn't?!). Yet, they soon realize that having a balanced life is not something they are going to achieve and then just move to the next thing. It's more about living in balance by respecting our priorities. In sum, balance is not a final outcome, but an ongoing process.
Even the person who is walking on the top of tight rope cannot be totally still to keep her balance!
It’s important to clarify what a balanced life looks like for us (everybody’s vision is different) and then walk our talk by being aware if we are walking away from our vision or being our vision.
It helps to ask oneself:1- What is on my plate?
To have a system to capture our to-dos, ideas, etc, in such a way that we can free our minds to focus on what we’re doing at the moment.
2- What are my priorities?
Having our priorities clear is an essential element to be in balance.
Then, it becomes easier to:
3- Define a plan of action to do what we want to do in order to respect or get closer to our vision (even if the plan of action is just taking a break for resting).
Try it and tell me how it works for you.
Written by Ana Melikian