In case the name of my practice doesn’t tip you off enough, the concept of balance is one that I strive for! We hear about balance often and talk about the need for it. However, it’s a concept that many of us struggle to achieve, myself included!
Often, we will stay hyper-focused in some aspect of our lives. Whether it’s work, family, self, school, etc. We will run ourselves into the ground until we get exhausted. Then, we pick ourselves up and move forward into something else. Consider this. What if we could catch ourselves before we run into the ground and not have to pick up all the pieces? What if we could balance all the different things in our life we are trying to keep afloat? What would that look like?
We start this approach by breaking things down into steps. First, let’s look at a timeline approach.
For your day
Take a little time each day to do one thing honoring each part of yourself. One thing physical, one thing emotional, one thing mental, and one thing spiritual. Note for spiritual – even if you don’t identify with an organized spiritual practice, this could be anything that gives you a sense of purpose and connection. This could be your family, reading, listening to something that opens your mind, or anything that fulfills that purpose.
For your season
We’ve all been through a rough season. What you have been doing to create balance this past year AND this upcoming year may look different than other seasons, and that’s ok! How are you honoring all these different parts of yourself over this next year or season? Write them down and put those goals somewhere you can see them.
For your life
…And then write those goals down again, but this time in an even bigger frame of mind – for your whole life. How do you want to look back and see that you’ve honored these parts of yourself throughout the various days and seasons you have gone through? What will those look like at the end? Write them and post them somewhere you can see them. This helps keep the bigger picture in mind instead of getting lost in the mundane world that drives us to exhaustion sometimes.
You’ve got this! If you need help finding and creating balance within your life, our team of counselors at Natural Balance Counseling are ready to assist you. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free 15-minute consultation to see if we would be a good fit for you!