Creating Balance

In a fast paced world we often either forget to slow down and smell the flowers or we reject the chaos and withdraw into our safe haven to procrastinate.

How do you deal with the world around you? Are you always on the go or check out?

My 5 tips to help stay in balance:

  1. Take time out – go for a walk, read a book, visit a spa or museum; do something that will open your heart to wonder and allow you to take a deep breath. This will help you to reconnect with yourself and in turn face life fully.
  2.  Create a list or plan – it doesn’t have to be detailed and could be real simple  routine tasks. So don’t worry, I’m not asking for a well thought out bucket list! This helps you to organise your internal landscape, putting either order into chaos or giving you a kick start to inspire focused actions. The more you do this, the easier it will flow.
  3. Smile – my favourite thing to activate or relax me, as it can tantalise or subdue is an eye sparkling, heart warming smile! Simple right? If nothing else trust me on this one, go on try it now…give me a smile 🙂 the quickest way to create a change to your mind, body and spirit.
  4. Communicate – By this I mean really take time out to connect with someone, it can be a colleague, friend, or the person next to you in the queue at a coffee shop. Sharing and asking about their day, being interested in them and looking them in the eye. Really listening without any distraction and see how this interaction changes how you communicate in the future.
  5. Nourish – take time to plan meals adding fruit and veg daily.  Move your body in dance, yoga, walking or smashing it at the gym. Have a monthly massage either book a session or spend an evening pampering yourself with a self care routine (men you can do this too!). Nourishing your body and soul will enliven your senses as well as mind.

Taking time out for yourself is essential, to not only recharge the batteries but also to refocus on dreams, goals which may be getting lost in the daily grind of life and work.

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