Feeling unbalanced can cause unhealthy stress, negative emotions and at times, pure anguish. Nine times out of ten, we’re running on empty, putting others and different situations before our own needs until we hit a wall and are left wondering how to remedy the situation.
When you feel out of balance within yourself or in your daily life, gain control of your current situation with these steps:
Let Go of Control: Let’s face it…you may think you’re in control of all that is going on, but really, you’re not. Trying to control different situations and their outcomes is completely exhausting. Release the need to control how relationships, career, finances, health and family situations will turn out. In essence, release the attachment to the outcome. But how does one go about doing that? Getting a handle on this can be done in a variety of ways from meditating and yoga to simply surrendering the situation to the Universe so you can be in the Universal flow of life. You will begin to feel balance restored; however, it’s not a one and done fix. It truly is an ongoing practice. Just like exercising, you will begin to see and feel the benefits over time.
Take it Down a Notch: Put the brakes on. Take notice…are you actually breathing? Well yes, you are breathing but are you aware of your breath and using it as a means to restore balance to yourself? Breathing techniques, whether through an actual breathing practice, yoga or meditation are great healthy ways to feel more peace and balance within yourself.
Get Rid of That Which No Longer Serves You: What does this mean? Take inventory of all that is going on around you. Are you overextending yourself? Are there people just sucking the life force out of you? Take a moment to see what you feel you can do without. Running on empty is never a good feeling and if you’re not careful, your systems (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual) will give you SURE FIRE signs you’re taking on too much. If you’re able to cut things out of your life that no longer serve you, feel okay about doing it. Remember, restore the balance and it is okay to say no.
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‘Everything in life has to have balance’ – Donna Karan
By Sarah Blanks