Updated: Oct 25
Raise your hand 🙋 if you have everything together all the time…
Truth be told, no one does, not even the most spiritual or enlightened person does. And you know what? That’s OK. For many people, it feels impossible to balance basic responsibilities along with balance within. I’m talking about Mentally, Emotionally, Physically, and spiritually.
But what if balance isn’t something
you have to search for?
What if, balance is something you create?
Creating balance is a “choice.” It means no matter what curve balls life throws at you, or what you do or don’t get done, you can maintain a spirit of peace – even in the midst of chaos. Easier said than done!
As I sit here reflecting upon this topic, I think about what it means to be in balance, especially in a world that is full of technology and the demands we may experience internally and externally. As I sit here, nursing a torn ACL and meniscus that I will need surgery to repair, a lot of feelings are surfacing. I share this with you because of this injury, I’ve had plenty of time to reflect on what is imbalance in my life and the need to prioritize self-care and self-love in a deeper way.
At this time rest and going inward needs to be a priority, even though my schedule is filled with tasks and commitments that require my attention. I’ve had to practice saying no, a lot. But I know this is what is needed during this time of healing.
I’ve also learned to lean on my community a little more, probably more so than I have in years. But I know, during this high-stress time I require the emotional and mental support that only my village can deliver.
So where should you start? I find that this is the hardest part. Here are some tips I turn to when I’m feeling out of balance.
Prioritize your time: Figure out what's most important to you and prioritize your time. Focus on the things that truly matter to you and don't waste time on things that don't.
Learn to say no: Saying no to things that don't align with your goals and values can help you find balance. It's okay to decline invitations or commitments that feel out of alignment with you.
Make space for self-care: Take time to care for yourself both physically and mentally. This can include exercise, meditation, reading, or anything else that brings you joy.
Set boundaries: Establish boundaries with your work, friends, and family to ensure you have enough time for yourself and your personal life.
Simplify your life: Simplify your life by minimizing clutter, reducing your commitments, and focusing on what's most important to you.
Remember, balance looks different for everyone, so take the time to figure out what works best for you. Prioritizing your time, setting boundaries, and making time for self-care can help you find the balance you are looking to create.
As challenging as it may be or feel, I’ll be focusing on an additional layer of balance over the next month as I prepare for surgery, using the toolbox gained over the years such as hypnosis, acupuncture, exercise, reiki, ceremony, plant medicine along with many other modalities for a positive and healing outcome. One of the hashtags I often use is “doyourhealingwork”. I believe that I can not help my clients if I’m not doing the healing work myself. SO this is me practicing what I encourage others to do.
It is always an honor and privilege to serve all of you. I look forward to being in your presence when I am back on my feet! 👣