Learning to create balance in your life can be overwhelming, and you may find yourself getting stuck during the process. It may feel like you are constantly trying to get a sense of balance and simplicity into your life, yet never fully achieving it.
What Is Balance?
Balance is a state of being that leads to equilibrium. In the case of learning to apply this definition to your life, it may mean creating inner peace in the midst of chaos, maintaining mental stability, and centering yourself in a world where distractions lurk around every corner.
Although balance and simplicity may feel like things you will never experience, they are possible to create and sustain. There are many ways you can create the notion of balance and simplicity for yourself.
Balance is not a one-size-fits-all idea. What balance looks like, feels like, and means to one person may be the opposite of what it means to you. Simplicity also means different things to different people. For one individual, what is simple may be complex to another person and vice versa.
If you are feeling stuck while determining what balance means to you, think back to a time when you did not feel balanced and consider what was happening to you mentally, physically, emotionally, and relationally. Sometimes knowing what balance does not feel like can help you clarify your notion of what it is to you.
If you find yourself feeling distracted from what you want and what matters most to you, consider these questions:
- What distracts you from the balance in your life and relationships?
- What makes life feel more complicated rather than simple?
There are a variety of factors that may keep you from what you want. Perhaps it is social media, not setting boundaries, saying yes when you mean no, having too many commitments on the calendar, or not practicing consistent mindful exercise. How do you begin to lessen these distractions to see what ripple effect it creates?
Change is the only constant in life. Due to consistent change, what you need to maintain balance is different each day, let alone on a week-to-week and month-to-month basis.
It is important to lean into the question: What do I need to maintain my balance today? Practicing the pivot allows you to maintain balance when you are feeling off-kilter and access peace when you feel overwhelmed.
Balance is a process and constant practice that shifts all the time. To cultivate balance in your life, you must be open to the notion of change and limit the distractions that prevent you from leading a balanced lifestyle. At Avalon Malibu, we help you discover what balance means to you in your life. We provide the space that will allow you to focus on these areas of your life without distraction. Finding balance takes work and persistence to develop, and we can help. To learn more about our services, call Avalon Malibu today at (844) 857-5992.