We’ve heard of ‘all-in’, we know what ‘cold turkey’ entails but why does every one keeping insisting life is all about balance? Well let’s explore what balance is, why it is individual and why it is important to assess and adjust how you invest your energy and spend your minutes every day.
‘Balance’ as defined in the Oxford Dictionary is: a situation in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. Well this makes sense, but how do we achieve this state of equilibrium and step towards achieving it for ourselves?
As you may know, TP promotes three key pillars of health: Exercise, Nutrition and Lifestyle. This is because we have seen that these are the key areas that unlock the doorway to good health. Ok great, but how do we start in our own journey to finding our happy equilibrium?
Step one in finding balance generally starts with asking what you want. What do you want for yourself, in your life, your career, your family and your self development? Ask this question completely selfishly, independent of your family, boss, significant other and cats/ dogs. Of course, this is hard and it is confronting, but it is an important step towards living a true and authentic life. So go on, sit back and think about it: What do you authentically and honestly want with no regards to oppression or any limitations?
Remember that we have limited energy and time and unfortunately, it is not possible to choose becoming a superstar athlete, a top CEO, a famous actor and also break records as Olympic athlete. This exercise requires us to break down and prioritise what is most important to us and then actively engage in investing this amount of time and energy to each portion.
This is how famous athletes and almost everyone at the top of their game becomes the best. Going ‘all-in’ literally means, sacrificing in many other areas so that the person achieves the balance they want. However for most of us, we want to be happy and healthy and we want to be successful in our career while enjoying time with ourselves, family and friends. This is why balance is individual and that often finding balance starts with finding out what you want.
After you know what you want, the task becomes investing the right amount of time and energy into the areas you have already prioritised. It sounds easy, but we all know it’s not as simple as that!
In our experience, it pays to be conscious and actively stepping towards the person you want to be every day. Here are some take away tips to help you find the balance you want in your life and to ensure you are ‘happy tired’ at the end of the day, not 'unfulfilled tired’:
What made you sad or feel unfulfilled (do less of this)?
What can you change tomorrow, to finish tomorrow more satisfied
We hope this article assists on your progress towards maximising every minute of your day and stepping towards the person you want to be. If you want to explore this concept further and jump into a conversation with us, please feel free to reach out. Have a great week and stay authentic!