How to Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle Balance
If you search the meaning of the word balance you get, “an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.” So does this exist in real life, is there something even remotely matching the real “balance” or is all chaotic, let’s explore.
Let’s look at everyday of our life, we work too much, get tired, don’t get time for our hobbies, our loved ones, we don’t get to eat the right food, just whatever is available and quick since we can’t wait to hit the sack, but isn’t that the life we chose?
Maybe, maybe not, but we can agree that it does need to change a bit, change for the better. We want everything: work, life, love, health, friends, solitude, so balancing them is a really difficult task, because as I said earlier about balance, it is an “even” distribution, so again the question arises is “balance” really possible or is it just a myth, maybe, just maybe, the real balance may not be possible, but a good solid readjustment to your life can create a good, healthy, full filling, and a happy life.
I know what you are thinking, just some readjustment?
Yes, just some.
The very first adjustment you can make, is right now and that is “pause”, just drop everything that has been going on in that super computer brain of yours, just stop, although not cold turkey stopp, but slowly and calmly leave all the worries and become a bit light headed. The problem with this is, well in the words of Alan Watts, “When we are taught to think as a child, we start thinking and keep thinking until we try to stop but then it’s like beating running water with a tire iron, you’ll just stir it up”, but listen, try and feel your surroundings and let go of everything and “pause” from time to time. It’ll help you to prioritize.
The second is go into a third person mode, ever played third person games?, do the same with yourself, just as much as you are capable of seeing your character’s surrounding, see your surroundings, look into the future, the past, the present, look at everything like you are examining someone else’s life, take notes on what needs to be changed, what needs to be put up in the attic and what needs to be done with the junk. This can give you some perspective.
The third one is “take action”, to make a choice is easy, you might have made of choice of working out everyday, or cross fit every other day, or yoga, or learning a new skill, but the thing is you never got around to doing that, because all you did was made a choice, you never made a commitment to that choice. Making a choice and a commitment are two separate entities. So take down that calendar, pick up that pen, mark that date because now you have made a commitment, whatever it is, you’ll fight to stick to those dates, you’ll fight to keep yourself in the race, because you are the best there ever was, or ever will be because no one can be you, like you can!
Last but not the least “be positive”, I know, I know, it’s over clichéd, but being positive is not about watching comedy, making jokes, hanging out with friends, or other similar stuff, that makes your brain momentarily happy which in turn makes it think that its positive. But being positive means having a healthy and realistic attitude towards life, its about eating healthy, getting that 8 hour nap, writing positively, cutting off negative people from your life, or whatever you know you need is what “be positive” means.
Life is all about changes, sometimes we change, people around us change, our circumstances change, whether we want them to or not. Plan ahead as best as you can, go with the flow and be proactive!