Finding a balanced life can be a hard thing to do when we are not aware of how out of balance we are.
Maybe you have a lot on your plate. Maybe your under pressure at work or have a list of things to do when you get home from a busy day. A pile of washing that seems to just keep growing or maybe its the kids, pets and every other responsibility that needs to your attention.
Your giving only 50% to each task instead of 100% and you feel nothing is getting done.
Balance is the key to a happy life. When we start to find balance we are able to focus 100% on the task at hand before moving onto the next. We are present in each task.
So how do we find balance?
Firstly become aware of the areas of your life that are out of balance. What areas are you doing well in? What areas can you improve in? Write them down and make a list of the areas you want to change.
Another thing that helps bring balance is scheduling. Plan how you want your day to look. Allocate times for each task. Even schedule in your breaks, errands, dog walks, school runs etc.
Write them down and when you can actually SEE your day instead of just THINKING about your day, it is a lot easier to process and makes it less overwhelming.
We can then approach the day in a calm and confident manner. When you reach the end of the day and can tick off those tasks you will hopefully feel a sense of accomplishment.
Small Daily Consistent Action.
Take small steps, if you have a pile of washing waiting for you, instead of saying I will get it all done today, allocate half an hour of your day to sorting the washing and get as much done as you can within that timeframe. The next day set the same goal and within a few days it will all be done without the anxiety and overthinking.
Taking the next few steps I have listed below can make an impact in your daily life.
If you want to see the results you need to make the change.
Its all about consistency. Doing this for 1 day isn’t going to do much, doing it for 28 days, well then you will notice a change and that change will keep you motivated to keep going.
There is a button for an opt in pdf you can use to plan out your days and schedule your tasks.
You can print it out or download it.
(I always recommend printing as the writing process has a significant impact on the brain and word connection and is known to help the information soak in more effectively).
Write down your top 3 priorities for the day
Schedule your activity
Note down all the things you want to get done that day in the ‘To Do’ section
In the Lunch Plan section, schedule times for some peace and quiet, a time where you can be by yourself for even just 5 minutes. You can do yoga, meditate, have a hot drink, read a book. Anything that will bring you into the present moment and away from the hustle and bustle
Self reflection is done in the evening. Note all the things you got done and write down at least 1 big win you had that day
There is also a section for any notes and reminders you want to write down so you don’t have them taking up so much space, mentally.
Is this something you think may help you? Please email me back and let me know. I really would love to hear from you.