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Finding Balance in your life

Finding balance can be difficult, especially as we have so many different areas of our lives to balance.

Creating this equal balance in our lives takes time and effort to tune in with ourselves, to listen to gut feeling and intuition, to know if we are doing too much or could push ourselves to do more.

Its about experimenting and learning about yourself. Learning to trust your body, it takes great care of you and will always let you know if something is wrong and therefore out of balance. This is why it’s so important to be present and take time daily to tune-in with yourself.

People often run around all day, busy or stressed, rushing from one place to another. They probably get symptoms of illness way before they stop and realize, by this time the body is screaming. Where as if you take time daily to listen you will notice even minor symptoms and therefore be able to prevent it getting worse.

If you find yourself constantly tired or ill with lethargic symptoms, cold, flu’s, sickness bugs or digestive problems.. consider why that is.

A few years ago I had a cold every other week. I kept complaining but once i’d get better I went back to normal and the next week I’d be sick again. I never thought about getting to the root of the problem and trying to prevent illness. It turned out I was supressing emotions, living with a unhealthy diet, not enough sleep or too much, drinking a lot of alcohol and spending no time alone. I had completely lost balance of many areas in life, this resulted in feeling lost and constantly run down and lethargic.

Balance is they key to a healthy life. Make time for yourself, only you can figure out a balance for your mind, body and soul. You have to truly listen to you as all our bodies are unique to us

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Balance – the key to a happy life

Balance, equal measures, yin and yang.

Whatever way you want to perceive it.

Balance is something we strive for in our lives. We all essentially want a balanced lifestyle because balance is the key to happiness.

We need self-discipline to motivate us to do the things we don’t like, balanced with self-love and compassion to be able to listen to ourselves and not push ourselves beyond our limits.

There needs to be a balance between work and play, most of society spends most of their lives working either long hours or in high-stress jobs that once they get home, all they want to do is crash out. Finding balance in your work environment is very important so you remember to play, enjoy hobbies and relationships.

We all crave balance in our relationships, whether it’s with family, friends or spouse. We want equal effort from both parts or the relationship suffers. If one person makes more effort than the other, it is not a balanced healthy relationship.

We need a healthy balanced diet for our mental and physical health, this in some cases is a problem when one might eat only junk food, processed foods and candy, its equally as big of a problem when one only eats salads, fruit and veg. There needs a variety and balance to be healthy.

When an area of life is off- balance it can create stress, illness, suffering and unhappiness.

It is fundamental for your health and your life, how you are as a person. Finding balance isn’t always easy and it’s very easy to get knocked off balance when certain situations/events happen, but figuring out a way to get back to that equality and steady ground – that is what we should all be aiming for.

Maintaining a balanced life is the key to having a good life.

(My next post will be tips and advice on how to find/maintain balance

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Just a little reminder; Take care of yourself!

Whether it’s cancelling that night out to go to bed early, making yourself a nutritious meal to make up for the lack of vitamins, giving yourself a pamper and foot massage, leaving that pile of work you have to do for a bit of time out for reading or a walk.

These are all little things we take for granted and dont do often enough.

What is your body telling you? what do you need?

Just a reminder.. listen to yourself! Take care of yourself! 🙂

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4 Main points on looking after yourself

Usually we spend so much time keeping everyone else happy, we forget about ourselves.

When we’re full of cold or feeling ill, we plough through doing chores at home and going into more stress at work.

We don’t stop and listen to our bodies or our minds, we don’t question why we feel this awful.

Emotions, feelings, pains, aches are all signals from our bodies/minds to tell us there’s something not right, we’re out of balance. We need to change this to get better.

Unfortunately these days its too easy to rely on medication that wipes away the symptoms instead of getting to the root cause of what makes us ill in the first place. If we only just stopped and took a step out of the chaos and listen to ourselves, that’s when true healing really begins.

How to look after ourselves

– Eat nutritious food – 

We need nutrition for our bodies from wholesome foods, especially fruits and veg. We all have too much trust in our food industry when really it’s killing us. The chemicals and processes they use to create some processed packaged ‘food’ is creating diseases and is doing nothing for us nutritionally – hence why there’s so much more obesity and cancer these days.

What you put in your stomach affects your wellbeing. If you have a sluggish gut, it affects your mood. The same as when you have a sugar slump, everything we eat affects our bodies. 

So to look after ourselves it begins on the inside – what we put inside is us very important. Please be more aware of packaged ‘food’ and read the ingredients, you will see how many chemicals you’re putting inside you. If you were in a lab, you wouldn’t go drinking any chemicals that you’d never heard of before, what difference is it on a label – you’re putting an unidentified chemical into your system – that’s not really putting much care into your body.

Eating a healthy balanced diet makes you feel better mentally and physically.

– Have some ‘me’ time – 

We spend most of our time around other human beings and lets be honest it can be pretty draining if you’re around negative people, complaints and moans. We all do it at some point and theres no escaping that sometimes people drain our energy.

We all have such a big effect on each others lives, more than we’ll ever know. This is why its so important to have time out to yourself to reflect and collect your thoughts, accept them and feel them. Listen to yourself. De-clutter the mind and listen to your souls true calling. 

If we fail to connect with ourselves we fail to connect with other people. We become ill from stress, anxiety, tiredness – we can’t run on empty sometimes we just need to recharge the batteries, wether its a quiet night in, a weekend away or just a read for an hour. 

– Get Physical – 

We need to keep our bodies physical as part of being healthy, plus it can be great fun. We reap the benefits from sweating out toxins, feeling energised and the release of feel good hormones making us happy bunnies!

Yoga, dance and exercise classes are a great way to unwind, express yourself and it can be a great way to meet new people or find yourself a new hobby.

– Get enough sleep – 

This is very important as we need to recharge as I mentioned above. 

The recommended guide lines is to have 8 hours sleep a night. This is so we wake up refreshed and energised for the next day of work, family and friends. We need sleep to feel well physically and mentally as we do need a switch off at some point. 

Make it part of your routine to get to bed early with a magazine or book (keep away from technology for at least an hour before bed as it can keep you awake) and set your alarm so you don’t get up too late. It may be tough to begin with but your body will soon find it as normal and you will reap the benefits. 

I hope this helps if any of you find yourselves constantly ill, tired or lacking energy. 

Remember, We all deserve to give ourselves love, care and attention too!

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