Tips For Living A Balanced Life
They say the older you get; the faster life seems to go. I can’t be sure if it actually speeds up, or we just have so much to do in a day that it seems that way. Regardless, balancing everything in life can be hard. Here are some tips for living a balanced life in a fast paced world!
Say No Sometimes
Just because you get asked to be part of the PTA, to lead a class at church, or stretch yourself thinner than you already are doesn’t mean you have to. Balance your life by saying no to things that are going to stretch you more than you can handle. People will appreciate you being honest about your abilities, and if they don’t, you don’t need that negativity in your life.
Make Time for You
In a world full of technology, work, and business, it can be difficult to make time for yourself. Stress can weigh down on your life and affect you both mentally and physically. Take care of your health by making time to do something you enjoy doing such as:
- Exercising at the gym.
- Meditating or doing Yoga.
- Reading a good book.
- Having coffee with yourself.
- Taking a relaxing bubble bath.
- Seeing a favorite TV show.
- Enjoying time out with friends.
Have a Day of Rest
If you are constantly on the go, you will eventually crash and burn. To avoid a crash, take a day of rest every week or at least every other week. Give yourself a break from the day to day functions of life and just spend time doing nothing. Taking time to do something will make life easier and more balanced.
Make Family Important
Friends will come and go, but family will stick by your side for the rest of your life. Put your family first in every situation. Have family vacations, family reunions, or a family game night. Keep your life balanced by balancing your time between work and activities with the people you care about the most.
What other tips do you have for keeping life balanced?
Thanks for the great info.
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shannon fowler says
Great post. So many people forget they need balance in their lives. I think the one I find people have the hardest time with is taking time for themselves.
laurie damrose says
Make family time once a week!
Nancy Burgess says
Thanks for the great tips.
Saying No hasn’t always come easy. Just started Yoga last year and found it helpful. I have a few select shows I love to watch for some *Mom* time and also some good books for Mom time as well.
Sarah B says
I find that praying throughout the day and reading scripture helps to keep my life balanced. I have also learned to say “no” when I am stretched thin.
Cindy Kuykendall says
WOW what awesome tips that are very helpful and ones I feel I can incorporate into my daily routine. Thank you so much for the helpful ideas.