The Essence of Balance: 7 Ways to Create Balance In Your Everyday Life


“Learn to say NO. If there are things that don’t add value to your life or aren’t essential to your wellbeing. Eliminate them!”

My current mantra is…..balance. I value making time for all that is important to me to create a sense of balance.  Although we work hard, it is crucial to our overall well-being to make time for other things, such as yourself, family, friends as well as relaxation.

Each morning I sit with a cup of tea in my favorite spot in my home, I call it my “AM Zen.” I sit in east-facing windows where I can feel the morning sun on my face as I close my eyes for meditation/pray. Why the east you ask, because I studied feng-shui and made it a part of my home. It too brings harmony & balance plus positive energy in the home when furnishings, wall color, lighting and the position of your home are aligned.

Here are a few tips that I have implemented in my life to ensure balance:

  1. Learn to say NO. If there are things that don’t add value to your life or aren’t essential to your wellbeing. Eliminate them!
  2. Spend quality time alone. It will help you learn who you are, what you are passionate about, lower stress and increase your happiness.
  3. Remove all toxins, this includes people and food. Anything that produces negative energy, changes your mood from happy to sad {sugar does this}. I encourage you to minimize them.
  4. Unplug from the world, even if it for a half day, don’t answer your phone, turn to computer or ipad off, don’t post anything on Instagram just completely disconnect yourself.
  5. Listen to your body. Make sure you are visiting your Doctor annually, getting your yearly mammograms {if you are over 30 or at risk for breast cancer}, get plenty of rest and exercise. Try my favorite form of movement….yoga.
  6. Tend to the relationships in your life that matter. Your family and close friends, spend quality time with them, interacting face to face. Effective communication is essential and is fading because of technology.
  7. Take a vacation! Travel and see the world. Plan for a least one trip a year to a different location. I had the opportunity of traveling alone recently and I loved it. I have added it to my yearly list of things to accomplish.

Most importantly remember to live life to the fullest you are only given one. Lighten up a little, laughter is so good for the soul.