The Art of Living Balanced: Stress Management
We define balance as this equal distribution of weight that enables a person or thing to remain upright or steady. Yet, as we grow older and take on a plethora of responsibility, it becomes effortless to be knocked off balance and sometimes impossible to regain that stability. Then we let ourselves get consumed by guilt as the feeling of failure overtakes us. Stress Management becomes impossible and self pity begins.
“I’ve lost my friends, I haven’t spent any time with them” or “I can’t cook everyday, I am a terrible home maker” or ” I have to go to work and I can’t spend the day with my children… Kill me now” … Playing the victim becomes our norm.
I remember literally wanting to curl up and die after giving birth to my son and feeling completely overwhelmed and lost. I had convinced myself that postpartum depression was just an excuse to hide my failure. “I am supposed to teach people how to keep it together, I am supposed to be the exception to the rule… I can’t have postpartum… I’ve failed at life,” was somewhat how my thought process went.
I couldn’t figure out for the life of me how to have a clean house, Cook meals to eat healthy, take care of a kid, a husband, a career and myself. My goodness there is only 24 hours in a day.
How I Gained Control Over Stress Management.
One day, as I hid behind the piles of laundry and sipped my coffee, I realized that most successful, most influential, and extremely busy people had those same 24 hours. If I want to live a healthy lifestyle and a happy life, I needed to start to think like them.
How did they do it?
It is very possible to achieve balance in one’s emotional, spiritual, family, physical and social life. It is also possible to do so effectively. I’ve only truly discovered the true beauty in not allowing myself to get lost in the never ending to do list.
The art of living balanced lies in living with intentions. Strategically setting intentional boundaries for our days is vital.
The art of living balanced lies in living with intentions. Strategically setting intentional boundaries for our days is vital. @iam_Kimf
To remember that time is the only thing that, if lost, you can never earn back. When you lose your money, your relationships, your sanity you can regain them with certain actions but time is gone once gone. So distribute it wisely.
That is easier said than done but the rule can have the greatest impact on your life if you do it with the small things in addition to the mega tasks. When you set an hour for laundry so that you can play with your kids. Drop the pile of laundry when time is up and play with your kids…
When dinner time is at 6. Don’t take that last work call. Be intentional.
Say no without remorse or regret.
We can’t be in several places at once but we can live in a way that allow us to reduce anxiety and fit all of the joys of life in our life without regret.
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