12 Days of Inspiration ~ A Joyous Balanced Life ~ Day 12 ~ What is a Balanced Life?

12 Days of Inspiration ~ A Joyous Balanced Life

Day 12 ~ What is a balanced life?

What does work-life balance really mean?

According to Wikipedia.org work-life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between “work” (career and ambition) and “lifestyle” (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation).

I recently asked friends, family and followers:

What is a balanced life?

Here are the responses:

  1. What is that? I wouldn’t know what to tell you. I’ve always been running around like a chicken. Maybe it is when the husband helps you cook, wash dishes and take care of the kids with out moaning. When you find a job that doesn’t make you crazy and you go home with a smile on your face looking forward to the next day. Your guest is as good as mine.
  2. I feel like a balanced life is when you can accomplish your professional and personal goals all while remaining in the moment with your everyday life.
  3. To me.. in 2018, it means working a lot less, and doing nothing more, making time to see my friends more, have more fun, and switch off a lot more!! working 16 hour sometimes longer days in front of a screen, is not going to happen again ever; nothing is worth that!
  4. When you have enough time for your family and friends and don’t let your work consume you, and try to take care of yourself by exercising, and eating healthy.  Don’t let your problems take over you.
  5. That is a hard question, I really don’t know.

Self – Reflection Questions:  

What is a balanced life?

What would my life look like with a balanced life?

“Stay positive and happy.  Work hard and don’t give up hope.  Be open to criticism and keep learning.  Surround yourself with happy warm and genuine people”. ~ Tena Desae

Comments are always welcome, please feel free to share your thoughts about “What is a Balanced Life?” 

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12 Days of Inspiration ~ A Joyous Balanced Life ~ Day 11 ~ How Do You Know You Are Out of Balance?

12 Days of Inspiration ~ A Joyous Balanced Life

Day 11 ~ How Do You Know You Are Out of Balance?

Are you experiencing an unbalanced life?
Do you want more in your life?

If so, to learn more about creating balance, sign up for the 21- Days Optimal Work/Life Balance Workshop.  Take the workshop with a friend!  

Comments are always welcome, please feel free to share your thoughts about “How do you know you are out of balanced”? 

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12 Days of Inspiration ~ A Joyous Balanced Life ~ Day 10 ~ Living a Healthy Life

12 Days of Inspiration

Joyous Balanced Life ~ Day 10 ~ Living a Healthy Life

What is living a healthy life?

Be Active

Be Creative

Drink Plenty of Water

Get Enough Sleep

Good Eating Habits

Maintaining Healthy Relationships

Taking Care of You – Body, Mind and Spirit

Breathe, stretch, move, exercise, meditate, pray, go outside and take a walk, listen to calm relaxing music, journal, read an inspirational or funny book. Your body will thank you and your spirit will feel renewed and refreshed. Taking care of your body, mind, and spirit contributes to a balanced healthy life.

What does Living a Healthy Life mean to you?

What action steps will you start to achieve your healthy balanced life?

Comments are always welcome, please feel free to share your thoughts about Living a Healthy Life. 

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12 Days of Inspiration ~ A Joyous Balanced Life ~ Day 9 ~ Journal to Define Your Balanced Life

12 Days of Inspiration ~ A Joyous Balanced Life

Day 9 ~ Journal to Define Your Balanced Life

Journaling is a great way to connect to oneself, work out solutions and create balance in your life.

Choose a time to journal daily.  It can be when you get up in the morning, on your lunch time or before going to sleep.  Journaling can open up your mind to change and help inspire you to pursue your dreams, aspirations and goals.

 

Journaling allows you to alter your thoughts which block you from achieving your goals.  We all need someplace to think and rejuvenate.

Are you taking time for you?  Would scheduling some time help?  Is this something to consider for creating balance in your life?  If you don’t have a place, imagine where to find one?  It could be anywhere you feel at peace.  Why not consider journaling and let me know how it made a difference in your life.  To assist you to start journaling, use questions from this website or just self-reflect about your day.

Comments are always welcome, please feel free to share your thoughts about your experience with journaling. 

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12 Days of Inspiration ~ A Joyous Balanced Life ~ Day 8 ~ Establishing Kind Boundaries and Sticking to Them

12 Days of Inspiration ~ A JoyousBalanced Life!

Day 8 ~ Establishing Kind Boundaries and Sticking to Them

Establishing boundaries is sometimes hard.  Some people look at boundaries as being mean or a punishment.  Kind people sometimes find it very hard to talk about how they want to be treated or even when they feel someone is taking advantage of them.

Today, is about establishing boundaries, still being a kind person and sticking to those boundaries which were created.

In your life right now, what are some behaviors that you feel someone has crossed the line with you?

  • A roommate who hasn’t paid their share of the rent.
  • A friend or family member who borrows money and hasn’t paid it back.
  • Someone borrows your things and doesn’t return them.
  • A colleague not doing their fair share of the workload.
  • A family member who is constantly dropping off their children for you to watch while they go out and party.
  • Family showing up at your house without calling, wants to stay for the weekend and wants you to entertain them, when you already had plans for the weekend.
  • A child demanding you buy them something you can’t afford.
  • A spouse/partner not following through on a promise and ditches you to go out with friends instead.
  • The list could go on and on………..

Has any of these circumstances above happened to you?  Are they still happening?

Do you want to tell the person to stop, but don’t have the courage because you are afraid of losing the friendship or hurting the person feelings?

What is this doing to you?

How do you start a discussion with someone who has crossed the line or is taking advantage of you?

  • Explain the situation in a calm way.
  • Ask for what you want and for the behavior to stop.
  • Ask for repayment and/or returning items with a deadline date.
  • Get a commitment that the behavior will stop.

By letting the behavior continue, it becomes a habit, and the person will expect you to continue to give to them and the bad behavior will keep happening.  When boundaries are clear and followed, both people have a sense of what is appropriate and mutual respect is established within the relationship.

Comments are always welcome, please feel free to share your thoughts about establishing kind boundaries and keeping to them. 

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12 Days of Inspiration ~ A Joyous Balanced Life ~ Day 7~ Change Your Outlook and Change Your World


12 Days of Inspiration ~ A Joyous Balanced Life

Day 7 ~ Change Your Outlook and Change Your World

Do you know someone who seems to always have something great happening to them.  Everything comes to them with ease.  They are well liked and good things fall at their feet.  Why do you think that is?  What characteristics do they have?  Are they happy? Are they kind?  Do they speak well about others?  Do they have a good attitude towards life in general?

Today’s inspiration is about,  how changing your outlook changes your world.   What are the benefits of being more grateful, thankful, light-hearted, friendly, kind and positive?  Well, here are some good reasons!

  1. Positive thinking attracts good things to you.
  2. A positive outlook creates meaningful relationships.
  3. Being positive decreases depression and anxiety.
  4. Positive thoughts increase motivation, inspiration and creativity.
  5. Being positive improves the immune system.

After reading these reasons, why are we not more positive?  This is a good question to ponder.  Why is being critical, mean, sarcastic and judgmental the norm?  Why not be happy and supportive of others?  What if more people were kind, helpful, and supportive?   Would this change the world for the better?  Would people return the kindness back more willingly?  It takes one person at a time to make this change.  What about you?  Are you ready to change your outlook and change your world?

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~ Winston Churchill

The Takeaway:
Having a positive outlook increases motivation, creativity, better health, improves relationships and makes the world a better place.

Self Reflection:
How am I creating more positivity in my life?

Today’s Affirmation:
Positive thinking is changing me for the better!

Comments are always welcome, please feel free to share your thoughts about change your outlook and change your world

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12 Days of Inspiration ~ A Joyous Balanced Life ~ Day 6 ~ Breaking Free of Procrastination and Getting Stuff Done!

12 Days of Inspiration ~ A Joyous Balanced Life

Day 6 ~ Breaking Free of Procrastination and Getting Stuff Done!

Procrastination is a big waste of time.  Putting off those difficult or undesirable tasks doesn’t contribute to becoming successful.  Once the task or project is completed you can move on to more enjoyable tasks and have a great sense of accomplishment.

How to Break Free of Procrastination:

  • Identify it
  • Recognize it and decide to stop
  • Focus on the task until completed

Take control of all distractions such as responding immediately to email notifications, incoming voice mail messages, texts, instant messages, social media notifications and set specific times and limits for these activities.  Concentrate by tuning out or turning off all distractions and make a commitment to that specific task.  Halt any negative self talk and replace these thoughts with positive affirmations.  Envision how you will feel after the task or project is completed.

“The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.” Dawson Trotman

Sometimes getting started is hard but the rewards are endless.  Setting your goal, coming up with a plan of action and the most important thing is putting the plan into to action.  Getting started and motivated to take the action steps is crucial to change.  Procrastination is a waste of precious time.  It doesn’t help you attain your goal or dream.  To get what you want you have to pursue it.  To pursue it, starts with motivation to want to get things done.

Self Reflection:

What are some key factors which enable procrastination to continue?

What tasks have you been putting off?

How will it change your circumstances by getting them done?

Today’s Affirmation:

Comments are always welcome, please feel free to share your thoughts on how to get things done. 

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