The benefits of a balanced life are really too numerous to mention in any great detail, but I just want to name a few which are critical to our happiness and well-being. Very often as an adult, we end up doing what we would never have done as a child, and that is thinking too little of ourselves and our potential. As a kid we were confident that we could do anything, and we weren’t shy about letting others know about it either.
I am not talking about false pride, conceit or any of that other nonsense. What I am speaking about is taking the time to value ourselves and all our accomplishments (big and small), which we have created over time in our lives.
Right off the bat let me direct you to my sidebar where you can get a copy of my short Free report on Creating Life Balance, which will give you a good foundation on what it takes to make the changes necessary to bring about the type of balance and harmony in your life which we all desire.
Let’s March To A Different Drummer
In order to live a Balanced Life which produces the happiness and joy which we so richly deserve, we must let go of some of the baggage which we carry around and have bought into for whatever reason(s). Things like, “I have to..”, “this is just me”, “I can never do that”, “it’s too late to change”, “once I get this done then I will….”, “I don’t have the time or money or ability or…..”. Now these are just a few things we use to drive ourselves crazy, and keep us in a comfort zone which is really an Uncomfort Zone and not pleasurable at all.
The only way to stop this is to Just Say No. Let whatever comes up as a result of saying “no” just be there, accept it, and then move forward without focusing on it. When we don’t focus on it, it simply dissolves or goes away. It needs our energy to stay in place.
We can then get to work designing the life we truly desire and about which we are passionate. That’s where our energy needs to go, whether it is in the area of our finances, relationships, career, creativity, health (mental, physical, emotional), or our spiritual life.
Letting Loose Our Creative Juices
When we tap into our Creative Self, we are energized to follow through on any project which interests us. We do it with a sense of joy and abandon. There is no holding back or second guessing ourselves. We are able to create just for the love of creating whether it’s a hobby, paid endeavor, volunteer work, fulfilling relationship, or expanding our Inner Self.
Once our creativity is released, we effortlessly live a balanced life because we are aware of how we feel and will accept nothing less. When one part of our life is out of balance, it affects all others. So when we tap our source of creativity, we will not settle for less no matter how uncomfortable some of our choices may be. If nothing else, we will be making “conscious choices” even if we decide to stay where we are for the time being.
What About Health Challenges?
First and foremost the best solution to a healthy life is prevention. We do this by having a daily health program in place with a combination of exercise, diet, and mindset. I will just make a few suggestions here as everyone’s situation is unique, and the specific factors differ dependent on your individual situation: age, current health, lifestyle choices, current health regime if any, etc.
As I mentioned before, the ideal approach is Prevention. By setting up a consistent program comprised of exercise, applied thought, and a diet created to nourish our bodies in a maximum way, we set the stage to let ourselves access our natural equilibrium and natural healing mechanisms. In addition, it is important to start with Baby Steps, otherwise you will merely repeat the process of New Year’s Resolutions being made with great enthusiasm, and then gradually fading out due to us losing interest and eventually quitting.
Whenever you find it necessary to see a physician, keep in mind that a large part of what they do, even within our current state of high tech equipment and technology, is guesswork. This reminds me of a time when I worked in groups homes with children who had emotional issues, and I went to the doctor with one of my clients. After the exam I was speaking to the doctor about the results from examining my client, and I then asked him about his diagnosis procedure. He then went on to explain that a large part of what he does is based on idiopathic medicine. This is when the physician is not quite sure what’s going on, has no idea why you are sick, and then describes your condition as “idiopathic”, or based on “unknown causes”.
Now this did not surprise me at all because I was raised in the same house with my uncle, who was a Naturopathic Doctor, who lived downstairs in our three (3) story home. I was exposed to natural remedies and treatments at an early age, as well as meeting many medical doctors as well as natural practitioners such as osteopaths and naturopaths. In fact, I attended medical conventions with my uncle when I was very young.
The whole point of bringing this up is to caution you against first opinions, and only getting opinions from one source. Especially if it is a serious condition, I would suggest getting a diagnosis from least three (3) to five (5) different doctors, and at least that many treatment options.
In any event, I will write other health related posts which you will be able to find in my Health Category on this blog. Also for those who opt-in to my Balanced Life list, I will include health-related info in my series of emails.
Let’s Sum This Up
Since I do not desire in making this a long-drawn-out article, let’s review a few of the ideas presented here. Learning how to have a balanced life brings much benefit in terms of joy, happiness, increased energy, and peace of mind. It’s important to remember that when we are out of balance in any area, this affects our state of being and performance in All areas of our lives.
Having fulfilling relationships, an adequate or even abundant income, a feeling of contentment within the Present Moment, emotional stability, a powerful mindset, and the peace and awareness from our spiritual life (whatever that may mean to you personally) are all benefits of creating and living a balanced life.
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In later posts I will elaborate more on some of these topics, and make available additional suggestions how to work this into your daily regime, so that it becomes a routine which is easy and effortless to perform. In the meantime, all the very Best to you that you may break free from anything which may be holding you back or covering up the Magnificent person who you really are.
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Stay Balanced and Alive,