It can be very challenging to find balance and emotional equilibrium in your life. You may want to find balance in a number of different areas. For instance, you may want to achieve a sense of overall emotional balance and well being. Or you may want to find balance between your work life and your family life. It seems we are on a constant quest for this elusive sense of "balance" in our lives. So what can you do to find balance in your own life?
Things You Will Need
You will need to be willing to make some changes as needed.
Step 1Something important to bear in mind as you go about trying to find balance in your life is that it may not even be truly possible to achieve a pure or complete sense of emotional balance and harmony in your life. We can get close, but we probably cannot strike a perfect balance in our lives because our lives are not static. They are constantly evolving and changing. And our emotional needs are constantly changing and evolving as well. So what appears to be in perfect balance one month or one year may strike you as off balance at a later point. If you keep in mind that your life (and what you want and expect from your life) is constantly evolving, then you can be gentler and more compassionate with yourself and be less of a perfectionist. Once you let go of ideas of perfectionism, especially where finding balance is concerned, you will feel quite liberated.
Step 2Once you have accepted the fact that finding perfect balance in life is probably not possible (or is fleeting, at best), you can work on achieving a sense of "imperfect" balance. More specifically, you can try your hardest to achieve a partial sense of equilibrium and harmony. For instance, let's say that right now your life is a little "out of whack" because you are working too many hours. What can you do, realistically, to cut back on the amount of hours you are currently working so that you can spend more time with your family, on your hobbies, and on other personal or spiritual pursuits? The answer to this question will vary from person to person, but perhaps there are ways that you could manage your time better during the work day so that you can get home earlier in the evenings?
Step 3If you feel like your emotional life or spiritual life is currently getting short shrift, you may want to set aside specific times, perhaps in the evenings and/or during the weekends to meditate or practice Yoga or take part in other emotionally and spiritually "centering" activities. Even adding just a little bit of "centering" activity to your life can make a huge difference and can help you find balance.
Finding peace, balance and harmony in your life takes effort, but it is well worth your while to strive to achieve this wonderful goal. Take your time, and don't put too much pressure on yourself.
Tips & Warnings
Be kind to yourself and try to relax. Go easy on you, in other words. Life can be hard at times, and you don't want to add to its difficulty by putting too much pressure on yourself to find balance or achieve a sense of perfect spiritual harmony at all times.