When we are living a balanced life, things flow so much more gently in our lives.
We feel good about our jobs. We have great conversations and are able to be supportive with our family and friends. And in return we feel supported by them. We enjoy moments of self care while being able to care for others.
When life is in harmony, there is balance in all areas of our lives: work, health, finances, family and spirituality.
But when our life gets out of balance, we might not always be aware. There are times when stress can creep up and we think we have it under control… until we don’t anymore.
In today’s busy world, it’s easy to get out of balance and not be aware.
The first step before you can make any change is to recognize that our life is out of balance.
Here are 3 ways to identify if your life is off balance.
- You are struggling with sleep.
At first it might just be the odd night that you can’t sleep. But if you don’t regain control of your life, your sleep might be affected long term.
- You get sick more often.
Stress increases your cortisol level and decreases your immune system. You might notice that you get colds easier and it might be harder to get healthy again.
- You lost your “lust for life”.
When you lose the strong desire to live a rich and full life, then we know your life is out of balance. As human beings, we all strive to get the most out of this life. So when you no longer feel like you want the most out of your life, it’s time to look at ways to regain control of your life.
You might be asking yourself, then what can I do to regain control of my life?
Here are a few tips:
First, recognize that your life is out of balance and make a decision to change it.
Second, evaluate where your life is out of balance and create a plan to bring more fun and joy to your life.
Third, take action on your plan. Either by yourself or with the help of a professional. This plan should look at the physical and emotional balance you need to recreate in your life.
If you need help regaining the balance in your life, book your Optimal Sleep Assessment today.
We will look at the things getting in your way of you living a balanced life that you might not even be aware of and get clear on the number one thing you can do to improve the quality of your life.
Until next time, sleep tight!