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Looking for balance? 5 ways you can change your world! Life planning.
Feeling out of balance? Looking for the right mix/mashup/integration/balance of the parts of your life?
There is no perfect mixture – Each day will be different in your life. Each day something new and unexpected gets thrown at you. Don’t panic! Don’t strive for perfection. Do the best you can, making sure that each step you take is in the direction of the life you want to live.
Have a good picture of your ideal balance – Be clear on what the important parts of your life are. Decide on about the right mixture of those parts. Make decisions every day to live a life that is as close to balance “in the long run” as possible. The clearer you are on what you want your life to look like, the easier decisions become.
You can change the picture – You might decide that you want children or you want to help take care of your aging parents. These might not have been in your ideal balance before. That’s alright, you can change the picture of your ideal balance when you make big decisions in your life.
Look at big pieces of time – You will not be able to have perfect balance each day. Don’t even try! Look at a month or a year, and strive for a good mix of the important parts of your life over that longer time period.
Keep moving – Don’t overthink your decisions. A small step is better than no step. Don’t be paralyzed by the decision. Keep the forward momentum going.
I confess that I am a “recovering perfectionist.” If there was a PA (Perfectionists Anonymous) I’d be a founding member. I realized that there is no such thing as perfect when it comes to balance.
Look for the best mix over the long term that you can make with the energy, money and time you have.
You can change your world by every day putting one foot in front of the other towards your picture of ideal balance.
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Want perspective from a certified coach? Let’s talk: Valerie.MacLeod@HainesCentre.com
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