Rest assured, this happens to me on occasion too and it did so recently. Although I do tend to notice it pretty quickly so I can set my life aright again. But it’s easy to slip out of balance. The current world situation is one way we find our way back to negative and addictive behaviors. Other ways can be a heavy workload, relationship disagreements, or trying to do it all. At this point, we seem to fall away from those very practices that assist us in maintaining equilibrium. We have to remember that balance is not a final goal, it is an ongoing process. Sometimes, we just won’t feel calm and peaceful.
What happens when you sense your out of balance? And how can you get back? Follow these tips, and you’ll soon be.
- Make a commitment – This is the best place to start. Make a commitment to yourself that you will make time and practice listening to your inner process as well as to how you relate to others. Cultivate a way of listening and hearing that is kind and generous to yourself.
- Learn to direct your attention – Learning how to meditate will help the quality of your life improve. Through meditation, you can learn to focus and direct your attention. It will not only help with focus, but will bring you a sense of calm and improve your well-being.
- Connect with your body – Our bodies accurately keep score of how we are. Take time to regularly scan your body or practice yoga. Walking also helps with connecting to the healing power of nature.
- Connect with your mind – We have over 40,000 or more thoughts a day and 75 percent of them are negative. We are predisposed to seek out the bad. Seek out good news and make firm decisions about the quality of thought you would like in your mind and atmosphere.
- Connect with other people – When we have an exchange with another person, it will change us and we them. Be curious about your experiences and interactions. Can you offer kindness and compassion to the world?
When we take the time to use these practical ways to recognize if we are in balance are not, our lives can be one of equanimity. We find we can smile easier, rest more deeply, and experience more happiness in our lives.
Creating a self-care routine is the key to all of these points. For me, I find I have to love myself by compassionate self-forgiveness first, but also take breaks, manage my appointment schedule so I have buffers of time built in to relax, meditate or breathwork, making healthier choices, preparing emotionally in advance for events, read a good book, talk to a friend, get some fresh air, and focus on life-affirming topics by taking a class or webinar. I know for me that if I sit with the unbalance too long, I can become stagnant, have insomnia, or feel otherwise irritable. When I am at my best, I am happy and have a sense of equanimity. My embodied practices assist me as well, be it meditation or yoga as I said previously, but also sound healing, energy healing, aromatherapy, and coaching myself through the mindfulness coaching process to remove limiting beliefs and judgments.
I am here to help you on any of these with what I offer at Peaceful Wellness. I am here to assist you to live a life more at ease in this chaotic world.
Contact me if you are interested in a private session. I’m happy to help you to find your balance.
Originally posted 11.14.19