It really is. What is ‘it’? Everything. Life. Relationships. Spirituality. Work. Social Life. Literal balance on your two feet (an awareness of my body’s aversion to grounding to the earth has been a speedbump in my newfound yoga appreciation and practice)
Sometimes most times, I struggle with balance in my life. Working many hours. Staying up late. Sleeping restlessly (or not enough). Spending too much time on the internet, and not enough time out in the great big world. I definitely see the irony of posting this to an internet blog, but let’s just put that aside. Finding life balance is a challenge. It’s not something that will magically appear. We (the rest of my imbalanced friends) need to make an active effort to change the imbalance in our lives. Recently, I’ve been making an effort to balance myself — to ground myself to the here and now.
An awareness of it is the first step. Then comes the hard part — figuring out how to change it. What is the driving force behind the nighttime, or daytime, anxieties? We need to become aware of the stressors and learn to let them go. Follow the advice of my favorite Arendellian “Let it go! Let it goooo!” (: What activities are most important to you (ie. hiking, reading, spending time with friends and family, running, SLEEPING, cooking, etc.) Setting a daily routine has really been a help for me. It sounds mentally and physically exhausting, but I promise you, it is worth it.
Yes, this post is for whoever is reading it… but more than that, it is for me. It’s a therapeutic outlet. It’s a positive affirmation that “I am here. I am present. I am grateful and content with my life.” Lastly it’s a motivation to stay grounded as the world whizzes by me — to be more in the moment. It is almost IMPOSSIBLE to be perfectly balanced, but that should not deter anyone from trying (;