Balance your way to Relaxation and Happiness:
There is very little our body’s need to reach its maximum potential. In order to function at our optimal potential: we need the right foods, and a balance between rest, work and play. So why is it so difficult to achieve this goal?
Western society is stuck in a rut. This rut makes us feel guilty when we are not doing something. We need to be always doing more. We strive to make more money, achieve greater success, and have the best of the best. This constant battle is self-defeating. Instead of being content on what we have today, we are constantly striving for the next best thing.
Here’s a little wake up call, stress kills. And if we choose to continue with this unbalanced lifestyle, our bodies will stop us with illness. We need to learn how to involve variety in our lives.
Summer is probably the worst season for over achieving. The warm weather and longer days push us to involve more into our lives. However; when we do this, we become overwhelmed and tired. During this season, try to do a little less.
Take an Inventory
Spend a half an hour and evaluate all of the things that you feel that you should be doing. Make a list. Now take the list and highlight the things that you have to do. These are the items that if you do not complete them you will directly effect the wellness of your family. Be brutal. Only highlight the necessary items. Some obvious items that you may include would be work, cleaning and maintaining your yard.
Now what else is on your list? Which items on this list do you really want to do? These items should once again be ones that will increase the health and/or happiness of your home. Limit the amount of items on this list. The key is you want to pick items, that you want to achieve. If you choose to many, you will become overwhelmed and will no longer enjoy this list.
Once your list is complete, get a calendar and schedule in time to complete the items in your list. Allow yourself plenty of time to get the job done. If you think it will take two hours, schedule four.
Focus on Balance
Now that you’ve created a list, be cautious about adding any additional items to it. In order to achieve happiness and peace, you need to learn how to say no. Only accept the items that you increase your overall well being.
Use the summer months to rest, recuperate and feel rejuvenated. The key to a healthier and happier life is creating a balance life style. Enjoy it.