Barely Aligned Leaves ANasty Core Energy Or Being Able to Live Aligned Cultivates Energy
Reading Real Simple magazine this month I read many articles, on balance. And I do recommend reading it. The magazine dedicated an entire issue to life balance. It lays out the need for physical balance and walks us through the understanding of balanced perspectives. The editor points out that balance is less about circumstances and more about perspective. We are not in control of the forgotten pajamas at a sleepover, a broken calculator during a test or a disappointment from a friend , but we can control the perspective we bring to those challenges. Admit it or not, we are all craving the need for peace, love and good karma! These are not listed items on the daily to-do list, nonetheless, we strive for these. Perhaps these suggestions can help you achieve yours.
* Consider the immediate and long- term consequences of each decision: in the next 15 minutes and the next 15 days or 15 months
* Celebrate the ordinary. Find joy in errands (cut up with that gas attendant). Buy fresh flowers on a Monday, live your quality time (call a sibling to see how their weekend went). Resolve to laugh 54 times this week.
* Say every day “I am responsible.” We tend to push blame, dodge commitment, become the martyr or carry the burdens of others. When you take responsibility for your time, you have the power to make changes.
* find a balanced diet, exercise routine, meditation (everyone’s looks different) work, rest, and fun!
I impose most of my own deadlines in my personal life, so I must be the problem. Author and speaker, Pat Katz, calls these DBs (discretionary burdens). Just because you know how to bake this or craft that doesn’t mean you are the ONE. Remember, saying yes to something might be disallowing someone else to volunteer who wants to. Lighten your DBs this year and you WILL find a finer Style, better health and more energy!
Credit to Real Simple magazine for article ideas and photo