A few words on maintaining balance.
A short introduction
What comes to your mind when thinking about balance in life? For me, it is a tricky topic. It is an elusive concept because time never stands still and things are always changing. You can’t find balance and keep it in a box. It is like Heraclitus said: “You could not step twice into the same river.” Things change as seconds go by and so the concept of balance is the same, constantly changing.
But why is it important then? Why search for balance in your life?
2. MY PERSONAL VIEW ON BALANCE
I know why it is important for me. When I feel balanced, I think clearer and am more positive. I am more self-confident and less risk-averse. I am more likely to work towards my goals and be kind to myself and those around me. I get more done and I feel better about myself in general.
That said, finding balance and maintaining it is something I struggle with. It is why it is also a topic I am passionate about. Because it influences all areas of my life, I recognize that it is important. I am working on it. The last few keywords that I’ve used to encourage balance in my life were consistency, moderation, imperfection and calmness. It is hard. I am working on them by the very fact that I am writing this without trying to make it perfect.
3. A few suggestions to maintain balance in your life
So how do I look for balance in my life?
- working out
- eating more mindfully
- talking to people
- listening to positive audiobooks
And these fail too. Especially when I don’t do them.
And all I am saying today is, I will do a little more of each. That is all. Just a little more.