Whilst I believe balance is a bit of a far-fetched ideal because the moment we achieve it, it can disappear… I also believe that attempting to get as many areas of life into balance can make a world of difference during those times where chaos seems to reign free (times like when you’ve been burning the candle at both ends, when you start a new job, have an ill relative who needs your time and care, an important project deadline, Christmas or when everything just seems to be catching up with you).
So how can we reclaim this elusive balance?
First of all we need to take responsibility for ourselves. Sounds pretty simple, but it’s not always. How often in the previous week have you put other people or other things or other needs in front of your own? I guess: quite a lot.
Lesson 1: Start Mothering Yourself
Yes, look after yourself like you would look after a child. Make sure you’re doing the real basic’s – sleep when you’re tired, eat food that nourishes your body, move your body it was built to be used (take a walk – yes it can be that simple). It sounds really simple when life is roughly in order but during times when chaos reigns … we can forget the basic things that keep us functioning. So start simple, start small… eat a good meal, go for a walk and get to bed at a good time.
This is such a huge topic that I’ll be doing a short series of these lessons. Please comment below and share your advice or share with us whether you’ve got things nicely balanced at the moment or not? It’s a journey, there’s no judgement and it’s good to share. Fiona,x