Balance is a sticky subject among many people. We have careers, partners, children, family commitments, charity work, classes, hobbies, worship time—plus, big desires to improve our health. How can one possibly balance so many things?
I’m going to let you in on a little secret here: You can’t!
“Work-life balance was a mistake from the start. Because we don’t really want balance.
We want satisfaction.”—Matthew Kelly, author
Balance. Is It A Myth?
“Harmony” is an easier goal than balance.
Harmony means everything is co-existing in a spirit of cooperation. But whatever you want to call it —harmony, balance, or “fitting it all in”— there is a secret to doing more of what you want and less of what you don’t want.
Want to hear it?
I need to warn you that although the equation sounds simple, it actually takes massive willpower to execute. It also requires that you get absolutely clear on what you want your life to look like, and what you do not want in your life.
Ready? Okay, here’s the secret:
First ask yourself what isn’t serving you. What doesn’t need to be in your life? What is dragging you down? Keeping you awake at night?
Have you identified a few things? Now get rid of them. (Or fix them. Now.)
Next, ask yourself what you want in your life—or in this week or day?
What do you want to accomplish? What do you want to do? Who do you want to be with? Focus your energy on these things. Anything that doesn’t fit into this larger scheme… let it go or say, “No.”
Let Go to Gain
Changing my habits to conquer diabetes and attain a healthy weight was a piece of cake compared to changing careers. I made the choice to let go of
- a corporate job that provided a steady income and “security” and
- the credentials needed for employment in a profession that defined my expertise
I was wasting time and money on education to maintain credentials and obtain degrees that would never move me closer in the direction of my dreams.
Letting go, emotionally, was hard because I worked tirelessly to develop a level of expertise that garnered respect from my peers.
Like me, many people feel stuck in a life situation or profession. However, nobody is defined by their past. We define ourselves by our beliefs and actions (or lack of action).
For me, I had a new calling – to guide women to vibrant physical and emotional health by creating a lifestyle of harmony (mind, body, & spirit).
Keeping It Real
Sometimes, I get overwhelmed and realize that I need to re-harmonize! I maintain a home and self-care routine, a social life, attend training events, and lead my business.
I’m a health coach, writer, speaker, sales, finance, and marketing professional for my business. And, a single-mom, daughter, etc.
For me, harmony is loving what I do, scheduling time to connect with people that I care about, finding fun things to do, and nourishing my mind, body, and spirit.
I continue to work on breaking the chains of ingrained habits to further develop my “zen life.”.
You Hold the Key
Have you heard the phrase?
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome?”
Or, the Lyrics to the Eagle’s song, “Already Gone”?
“So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key.
Are you ready to dive in and make a few changes? So, give the above tips a try and see how much more harmonious your life can be. No balance required.
GET EVEN HEALTHIER!
Are you curious about how to harmonize your health goals and life? How to fit wellness into your busy schedule? Let’s talk!
Schedule an initial complimentary discovery session with me today—or pass this offer on to someone you care about!
I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I learned about more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.