Have you been feeling down lately? Bothered by particular aspects of your life, or “off” in general? There are many reasons you may be in a funk. Here are four ways to bring your life into balance.
Sometimes a big life event can throw you off course. Other times, small incidents can converge or build up until you find it hard to cope with daily life. It may help you to know that many people flounder at times. You may need guidance or a nudge in the right direction. Just having a neutral listener can help. It can be intimidating to meet with someone face to face and discuss your issues.
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Do you feel stressed all the time? You may just need some time out each day, away from the hassles and frenzied activity of your usual routine. Studies have shown that a regular meditation practice can help you find a sense of calm and increase your self-awareness.
You may even be able to improve your physical health. Meditation can help with asthma, high blood pressure, chronic pain, insomnia, and anxiety. You do not need to master any complicated rituals; simply set aside time each morning and night to breathe deeply and quiet your mind.
Too much stuff is disconcerting. Messy surroundings can hamper your creativity and productivity, but even organized clutter can keep you from functioning at your best. Getting rid of excess possessions has numerous psychological benefits.
Start with a room you spend a lot of time in, such as a bedroom or living room. Clear everything out of the room and clean from top to bottom. Then put back only the items that you use and love; the rest should be donated or tossed. Do the same for each room in the house. When you are done, your home will be a true sanctuary.
You may be experiencing a lack of balance because your internal feelings are rarely expressed externally. Ask yourself, do your actions match your values? If you are concerned about climate change but you do not recycle, your subconscious may be signaling a disconnect.
Perhaps you say you love your family more than you want money but you spend 90% of your waking hours at the office. Naturally, you feel out of sorts. Get all the aspects of your life aligned with your values and you will feel more balanced immediately.