Learning the Secret of Balance in Life
Have you ever wondered how some people manage to have it all? They enjoy a happy family life, fulfilling career, good health, fun hobbies, and time with friends. What’s their secret? Are they cloned? No, they’ve just mastered the art of balance, and you can, too. Here’s how:
Eliminate Time Suckers
We’ve all got the same 24 hours each day. How well you manage yours starts with paying attention to how much time you spend on activities or people who don’t contribute to your goals. For example, the Internet, especially social networks, can suck up precious hours if you don’t monitor yourself. A few minutes each week on Facebook or Twitter is all you need to stay in touch with long-distance friends and follow events that enrich your life. As far as email and text messages go, don’t feel obliged to read every “forward” or answer each message as soon as you receive it. While some interruptions are necessary, such as work-related ones, most others can wait.
Don’t Bring Work Home
Now that we all have easy access to computers anytime and anywhere, it’s tempting to do some work from home outside of regular office hours. However, those who successfully balance their home and work lives resist that temptation. “I help many of my clients in their struggle to achieve balance between work and romance,” explains Psychic Gina Rose ext. 9500. “For many, it is part of their karma to learn balance in this incarnation.”
Establish boundaries and then stick to them. Work happens between certain hours in a certain place, and then home life happens outside of those hours in a different place. These days, one of the most loving things you can do for your significant other is leave your work at the office, turn off your cell phone, and simply pay attention to them. Even if there are household chores to do, you can do them together as a family.
Get Up Earlier
Regardless of what time you wake up in the morning now, start waking up at least a half hour earlier. Many people who are successful in all aspects of life start their day early. Use that extra time to do whatever you feel you don’t have time to do right now, whether it’s exercising or reading for pleasure. Even though 30 minutes might not sound like much, when you spend it doing whatever you please, it can be quite empowering. “Focus on the lightheartedness and awe of what you are achieving,” advises Psychic Anya Dawn ext. 9179.
Believe That You Deserve it All
Besides setting boundaries and managing your time efficiently, having it all also requires believing that you do, in fact, deserve it all. Psychic Rivers ext. 5273 reminds us: “Everything we manifest begins with a thought… so choose your thoughts carefully.” If a part of you believes that you are not good enough to be successful in all areas of your life, then you will subconsciously create imbalance.
If some aspect of your self-esteem needs healing, work on that issue so that your inner thoughts eventually reflect self-love and self-respect. With both your inner thoughts and your outer efforts working in unison, you will create the life of balance that you desire.