“There is no such thing as balance. There’s work, and there’s life, and there’s no balance,”
—Sheryl Sandberg , COO of Facebook in 2012
In some respects, I agree with Sheryl’s statement that there is no such thing as balance. As a working woman and entrepreneur, I quickly began to understand that the belief of “when I find balance” or wishing for “balance” in my life was really just a load of crap! There is no such thing. But what there is is living a life in harmony with my beliefs, my desires, and what is most important to me.
Balance implies that everything is equal and stationary; life is just not this way. Nature itself is never in a state of balance but rather it all lives in harmony. The natural world is in a constant state of flux and so are we. But what we do have, that nature does not have, is the ability to transform our experience so that we live in harmony with life.
Here are just a few ways to live life in harmony:
- Accept your loved ones as they are today.
You can’t change people. Period. What you can do is change who you are and know that as you change, the way you interact with your loved ones will change too.
- Allow no one to make you feel ashamed, guilty, or insecure.
No one has the permission to make you feel you anything. Actually, you allow others to treat you the way they do. Without your consent, they just can’t treat you like crap. Instead, spend more time with people who really cherish you and honor your dreams, thoughts and opinions.
- Use tools and resources to assist you in time management or creating a budget.
Everyone can improve in these areas. Technology is really a benefit to assist you in this. For example, Google has a great calendar app that will help you block of time for appointments and provides reminders on your phone and email (for someone like me, this is so useful!).
- Be grateful for three things.
Every night for 5 days in a row, before you go to bed, write down three things for which you are grateful. This could be people in your life, your job, or even just the pen and paper you using to write down your gratitude list. Studies have shown that you write down gratitude points you sleep easier and have an overall increase in general well-being.
Would you like to learn more about creating a life of harmony? Contact Alison today to discover how a life of harmony is your True Path!