In today’s day and age, it is indeed difficult to maintain balance. Balance is the cornerstone to living the most productive and fulfilled life we can. Between work deadlines, fitness goals, and a myriad of chores, not to mention finding time to keep your health in check with regular appointments to your doctor, dentist and chiropractor, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, and fall off that tightrope fast! There are ways to manage our lives a little more effectively, one step at a time! Follow these tips, and you’ll be better balanced and breathing easier in no time:
Don’t put things off. If an idea pops into your head, ie: a mental reminder to send a quick email, call for an appointment, or make a payment, just do it. The stress of realizing that you are carrying a myriad of tasks in the back of your mind makes it hard to, well, stay balanced. This leads me to our next tip
One Thing at a Time
Have you ever see a tightrope walker and the sheer concentration and fleet footedness? That could be you too. Checking off lists and focusing on one task at a time is key in moving forward. Trying to juggle a million balls at once when you can barely manage a single step by step action will leave you down in the net, so to speak.
Prioritize Your Life
If your fitness needs or health needs are your main priority, put them where they belong. Keep a calendar with reminders, set alarms, do all the important stuff first – yes, again, we’re saying don’t put things off!
Remember That You Aren’t Alone
It’s ok to ask for help. None of us are Superheroes (well, maybe just in our imaginations). Enlist the help of your friends, family and community to help you carve out time for you to get things done, or simply to have some alone time. After all, isn’t that what friends are for?
Breathe and Relax
Everything worth doing takes time. Breathe, and try not to put too much pressure on yourself. Remove negative words such as ‘failure’ or ‘I can’t.’ Your own inner mantra defines you. Keep telling yourself positive things, and you’ll be calmer and more able to navigate tightropes with ease.
When you’ve completed any of these steps, congratulate yourself! Picture an audience applauding your balancing act, after all, you’ve earned it. Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.
Image Credit: Tightrope Walker by Martin taylor. Used under a creative commons license.
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