Post Updated on October 8, 2020
Balance is a word on everyone’s minds these days. Wherever we go, we’re told things like you need to find the perfect work-life balance and moderation is the key to success.
After all, balance helps us feel like we are spending enough time on the important things in our lives, whether that’s doing fulfilling work, staying healthy, or spending quality times with loved ones.
While I completely agree that balance is something to strive for in life, it’s not exactly a straightforward or easy path to create for yourself. For starters, balance looks different for everyone. If we keep following other people’s advice for finding balance based on their definitions, the struggle is going to keep being real.
To make balance a little bit more attainable, I’m sharing five steps to help you create more balance in your life based on my method from The Mind, Body, Soul Balance Guide (stay until the end of this post for more info!).
5 Steps To A More Balanced Life
Since everyone defines balance differently, it’s important to take the time to define what it means for you. What do you think of when you hear the word balance? Perhaps it means living intentionally or spending an equal amount of time between work and play. Ask yourself what it would it actually look like if you were living a balanced life, and use that as a framework to guide you towards more balance.
Listen to yourself
One thing I’ve learned over the years is that balance has a lot to do with the mind, body, and soul connection. To create more balance in your life, think about what you want your mind, body, and soul to feel like on a regular basis. Maybe you want your mind to feel calm, your body to feel energized, and your soul to feel fulfilled. Tapping into what you want to FEEL like is a powerful way to get into more alignment with yourself.
Detox the negative
We all have responsibilities and to-do lists that often take priority over the things that bring us joy. In order to feel more balanced, we need to allow ourselves some dedicated time and space away from the things that drain our energy. Take a look at the things you do daily and try to delegate or remove anything that prevents you from feeling balanced.
Develop supportive habits
The simplest way to add more balance into your life is to do small things daily that nourish your mind, body, and soul. Think about the types of activities and habits that make you feel positive and support you mentally, physically, and spiritually. For example, you could meditate, practice yoga, and journal every day for 10 minutes. The key is to do something daily to intentionally create more balance in your life.
Adjust your mindset
One of things that makes us struggle with balance is thinking that we can achieve balance in one day. It’s important to realize that balance is something that takes practice and dedication. We’re not likely to wake up one day and think, ‘I feel 100% balanced.’ But that’s okay. It’s all about mindfully enjoying the journey and keeping your awareness strong. If you remember this at times when balance starts to feel unattainable, it makes it easier to keep moving forward regardless of any setbacks.
Want to make balance even easier?
If you’ve been trying to find balance between the daily grind and the self-care that you crave, I’ve created something just for you.
The Mind, Body, Soul Balance Guide is a 50-page digital workbook designed to help you align your mind, body, and soul so that you can get back into balance whenever life feels overwhelming.
With this guide, you’ll develop your own daily self-care routine based on goals that you set for your mind, body, and soul. Together we’ll define what balance means to you and work through any mindset blocks around balance.
You’ll also find reflection and journaling exercises, a monthly goal planner, and daily and weekly planners to help you design your days with balance in mind.
This 50-page digital guide is totally interactive so you can print your copy and fill out the guide with good old pen and paper or you can fill it out directly from your computer.
If you’re ready to become the most balanced version of yourself, grab your copy now to get instant access to all of the self-care guidance you could ever need!