Look for Balance
By Nehha S Kotharie
Life balance seems to be the topic on everyone’s mind of late. We have discovered that maintaining a healthy life balance is not only essential for happiness and well-being; it can be a tremendous boost to your productivity and career or business success as well. A well-balanced person has a far greater ability to focus their attention and energy on attaining their goals, taking productive actions and moving forward in a meaningful way.
The big question is…What does life balance really mean? What would a balanced life look like to us? And most importantly, how do we go about achieving it in the midst of our crazy schedules?
It's the balance that suffers when we tend to overdo things. For example, instead of going to bed, we sit up at work. Instead of unwinding, we spend the whole weekend studying for exams.
This makes sense in the short term, but if it continues, there are negative consequences: stress, burnout and apathy. Try to think about stability in the long term.
🔸 Don't wear yourself out by constantly staying late at work.
🔸 Don't neglect physical activity. It's good for your health as well as your mood.
🔸Try meditating, journaling or developing a sense of gratitude.
🔸Communicate with family and friends.
🔸Spend time alone with yourself.
🔸Try to get enough sleep.
Take a few pauses during the day to just breathe out and relax, and don't forget to take time off. Take a break from work at least a couple of times a year.
📍Such recharging will help you feel better and be more efficient in all areas.The key is not to try to change everything at once, but to make small adjustments over time to determine what works for you. Eventually you will have a whole new set of positive life habits and you’ll never look back!
Nehha s Kotharie
Soft Skills Trainer, Graphologist, Parenting Coach.