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The word is: BALANCE
Definition: Per Merriam-Webster Dictionary: "mental and emotional steadiness"
Posted March 30, 2022
I know the phrase "work/life balance" comes to mind at the mention of the word “balance”. But, I’m going to take you in a slightly different direction today. I want to focus on the importance of balance in our bodies before we even walk out the door and take on whatever is waiting for us out there.
My Story on Balance
I start every day striving to achieve balance.
It started in March of 2020. Beyond the isolation brought on by the Pandemic, other challenges were going on in my life, so I committed to begin each day by practicing yoga. I found a class on YouTube that suited my needs perfectly. So there I was, an audience of one seeking to achieve balance at the start of each new day from the yoga mat on the floor of my family room. It was a plan that continues to deliver.
Through deep breathing, mental focusing, and coordinated body movement, I steady myself for the day ahead. I take classes designed to take away any aches or pains that might prevent me from finding balance. If I have pain in my lower back, a crick in my neck, or if I’m experiencing stress, I find the class that puts my body and mind back in balance.
I practice yoga. Yoga is referred to as a "practice" for a reason. Every day is different. Our bodies and our minds react to any number of outside forces. What we did yesterday may or may not affect what we need to do today. So we practice a little differently each day. One might say that every day is a balancing act on and off the yoga mat. Losing balance in your body and your mind literally and metaphorically happens. And it happens to all of us. So if I fall or lose footing, that reality gives me permission to start over, refocus, shift my weight and sometimes just acknowledge that for today, that side of my body just wasn’t meant to flow in quite that way. Ironically, there is a degree of balance to be had in recognizing that and a degree of peace as well.
If you’re having a hard time finding balance, it might be time to talk to a Life Coach. I hope you’ll reach out to me. Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you’ll come back next week when the word will be GRATITUDE.