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The word balance can mean different things to different people.  Whereas balance to one person may mean not working too much, balance to another person may mean not playing too much.  But balance is not always something we can quantify in terms of hours worked or played.  It may simply mean integrating some "me" time into our days, exploring our spirituality, or sitting down with our children for dinner.  The first step toward creating more balance in our lives is to examine our internal values and determine what is out of align externally with those values.  Then, through a process of non-judgmental experimentation, we can find a mix of what's important to us versus what may be required of us at the time.  Since the process for achieving balance may change daily, we can approach it with much less weight and with a fresh mind each day.  How are you going to achieve balance today?

Reader Comments (2)

Finding balance in all things does not come easily for me. Last fall, I studied Eastern concepts of leadership and really gained an elevated perspective on the importance of balance and harmony in life. Since January 1st, it has been my goal to improve myself in my ability to operate in a space of harmonic balance. Representing perfect balance, I carry a small yin-yang symbol with me as a daily reminder of incorporating balance into my actions. Similar to your post about the importance of setting mini-goals to motivate towards achieving ultimate goals, approaching personal balance by starting a-fresh each day is much less daunting than trying to tackle the entire goal at once. Thank you for the reminder and for providing excellent guidance for the human process.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Thank you Stephanie! Carrying a physical symbol of what you want to achieve in life is a fantastic way to remind yourself during the day to come back to authenticity and achieve the balance you desire. Kudos!

March 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCat

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