Seeking Balance

I was walking with a friend last Friday (three days ago.) and she started talking about finding balance in her own life.  She suggested I blog about it.

There is an ebb and flow to life; a Yin and a Yang  There are times that will try you, times that will strengthen you, times that will measure your soul.  The trick is to decide what is important.  If you’re in an ebb period, it is important to find a balance to the negative.  If you are in crisis mode, find something that brings you peace.  Perhaps it is exercise.  Maybe it’s calling on a friend.  Maybe meditation is your cure.  Whatever it is that brings you back to center, balances you, brings you joy, then find a way to give yourself permission and time to do those things that re-centers your focus on the positive.

Balance after all is the key to all of life.  Without it, you’ll find that there is a greater tendency to become depressed, angry, out of place.

If you are one who always works to make everyone else better and neglects your own well being, maybe it is time to make life all about you.

Spend time doing for you.
Do what you want.
Stop making life about everyone else.

Seek balance in your life and everything else will take care of itself.  If you are working, taking care of children, taking care of your home, and NOT taking care of yourself, then your life “scales” will be out of whack.  I know what you’re saying.  I can hear it:
But how can I take time for myself.  Nothing else will get done.

So what?  What is so important that it can’t be put off?
A clean house?
Laundry?
Dishes?

These are all things that will be there tomorrow, next week, next month.
Isn’t it more important to give yourself time to do something good for you?

Too much weight will be on one side and you’ll be unbalanced, weighed down.  Like a scale we MUST seek to remain constantly in harmony.  Otherwise one side of the scale, one side of life will be out of focus, instable. That’s no way to live is it?

How are you seeking balance?

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

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  1. How coincidental is this? Wow! Just last night I am saying out loud to myself that I need to regain focus and balance in my life. I found myself giving my all to everything else (job, my blog, ministry work, facebook etc) and not giving the time to myself as I know fully well that I deserve. Thank you Chris for following your heart and the encouragement of your friend to write this article!

    • Hi Yvonne:
      Not so coincidental. This happens SOOOO often to me. I follow several blogs and I consider many of the bloggers to be VERY close friends even though I’ve never met most of them. It seems that at least once a week one of the bloggers and I are on the same page.

      I take it w/a grain of salt now ONLY because it happens so often. Just think everyone is so tuned in and connected to each other that it makes sense to me. I see the connections everywhere; more so now that I’m in this paradigm. I’m sure it happened before as well, but now that I’m more connected I tend to see it more clearly.

      Thanks for stopping by today, Yvonne.

      Chris

  2. Balance in life is a big key to happiness and contentment. I do whatever it takes to stay that way and make sure to take time for me. Only then can I be of service to others.
    Great post as always, Chris!
    Blessings!

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