12 Nov 10 beautiful tips for better life balance
I've said it before and I'll say it again…living a great life can be relatively simple. Too often, too many people overcomplicate things and/or we focus on the wrong things.
But if we stay true to what really works, and resist the temptations that distract us from real and meaningful happiness, then a beautiful, balanced and healthy life can be ours.
You've probably read about and/or heard of all these 10 tips before but it always helps to be reminded of what really makes us happy.
So read on and don't forget to find ways to integrate these happiness boosters into your life each and every day …
by Randy Gredinger of the Huffington Post
What is your true purpose? What fulfills you in your heart of hearts? These questions focus our attention on the big picture, the vision that we hold for ourselves in life.
Living a life of balance means attending to work, relationships, health, intimacy, spiritual growth, flow activities and making a difference in the lives of others. How we leverage these facets of life determines our sense of balance.
It is inevitable that balance will not be sustained for an indefinite period of time. Our time, attention, and energy are constantly adjusting and competing to meet the demands of everyday life.
We make choices from one moment to the next about how to conduct our lives. Knowing that we get to choose liberates us to do just that!
Balance is never a static or perfect state of being. When we expect perfection in our lives we set ourselves up for failure, which can undermine our ability to move forward. The process of finding balance sometimes feels great and other times, not so much. From a psychological perspective a healthy mind aims for the best and does not attach its self-worth to the outcome.
We succeed. We fail. We self-correct. It is all an opportunity for growth. We are works in progress, constantly adapting, adjusting, and attending to the competing demands of our lives while moving in the direction of our dreams and goals.
Cultivating rituals that strengthens resiliency, optimism and improves relationships, and our ability to manage the many facets of our lives is vital to our experience of balance and happiness.
Meditation, deep breathing, affirmations, visualization, improving communication skills and making a difference in the lives of others are some of the practices that alter the way the brain fires so that we feel more calm, clear, and connected.
When these practices become internalized, they become the backdrop against which we can create our best possible lives. In time roots take hold and penetrate every aspect of our live.
The Ten Keys
1. Start your day with a positive affirmation or intention for the day. When feelings turn negative remind yourself of your intention. Feelings and thoughts are a form of energy that are in constant motion. Allow negative thoughts and emotions to flow through you like passing clouds in the sky. Then bring yourself back to your intention. This will strengthen your capacity for resilience, positivity, and optimism.
2. Practice abdominal breathing. This is the quickest and most powerful way to initiate relaxation throughout the day. Taking five to ten breaths of deeps breathing at a time renews your energy and ability to focus. The breathing also helps us tolerate difficult emotions, be more patient, and brings us back into the present. Best of all, deep breathing expands our experience of time so that we do not have a perpetual sense of time urgency. We can move through the day feeling a greater sense of calm, control, and connection…
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