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A Little Balance

just a thought

Very often, if not daily, we hear about the importance of maintaining a balanced life - personal/professional, work/play, play/rest, and on and on. But what does this mean?

Life balance is different for all of us. Is 50/50 the goal or is it 75/25 or some other split entirely?

Let's do an experiment - please be careful and don't hurt yourself. If you are able:

  1. Get up on your feet.
  2. Balance on your right foot
  3. Balance on your left foot.
  4. Which was your weaker foot?
  5. Stay balanced on your weaker foot.
  6. Now take your index finger (or any one finger of your choosing) and gently place the tip of your finger on the closest stable object - wall, desk, table.

Did you feel more of a sense of balance? For most of you I'm guessing that one tiny infinitesimal change created more balance in that moment.

Finding our perfect life balance is a matter of experimenting, trying a different approach until we find just the right mix. Sometimes we just need a touch of help, perspective, or support to create more balance and that's okay. Don't be afraid to feel your way through a situation to find your point of balance. We're all doing the same thing.

Maintaining balance in life doesn't have to be a complicated, long, drawn-out  process. Balance comes when we make the conscious decision to implement small tiny adjustments in the way we do things, the way we work, the way we play.

Small investment. Big return. Not a bad strategy.

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