enjoy lifeLife balance can be defined as an imperfect mixture of creativity, work, family, God time and personal time, while letting go of less important tasks, projects and people.

It may be unique or chaotic but totally worth all the efforts, because inner peace and happiness is guaranteed.

It’s important to understand that others cannot do this for us. No one can think, breathe, feel, see, experience, love or die for us. It’s up to us to balance all the different aspects of our lives. Here are some tips that could help;

  1. Take care of and nurture yourself.

You cannot accomplish anything if you’re unhealthy. Get plenty of rest, exercise and eat properly. Ideally, set aside time each day for an activity that you enjoy, such as walking, working out or listening to music. Or, allow yourself to unwind after a hectic day by reading, meditating or taking a nice hot bath.

  1. Know what your priorities are.

Balance does not entail cramming in every activity possible. Examine your values and decide what’s important to you; then set your boundaries. Avoid becoming overwhelmed by juggling too many big projects in your life at once. Not knowing what you want and trying to do everything at once can be a recipe for disaster instead of the road to leading a well balanced life. As the saying goes, “do not bite off more than you can chew”.

  1. Create an efficient mindset.

Be organized and plan ahead. Take time at the beginning of each week to assess what needs to be done. Make a to-do list in a planner or calendar for upcoming appointments, impending exams. or meetings to attend. Be sure also to allow for recreation and quality time for yourself and your family. Taking the time to connect with family and friends will recharge your batteries and make you more efficient in the long run.

  1. Expect the unexpected.

Rather than get stressed and upset, learn to roll with the punches when something over which you have no control happens. Stuff happens. We’ve all experienced the unexpected. If you accept that anything can happen at any time, it’s less likely it throw you off your stride when it does.

Note also, that there are times when achieving balance may not be possible.

  1. Maintain a positive mental attitude.

Begin each day with the intention of making the best and most of it. It may not always go as planned, but it can go more smoothly if you put it in perspective. Once you’ve done everything you can within your control, let your life unfold. Be prepared for the future, but don’t worry about it.

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