We are living in an era where everything moves at the speed of light and creating a balance is a difficult task. We are bounded with strict deadlines and never-ending chaos that drags us down from a healthy and balanced well being. ‘Health is Wealth’ is a golden phrase and a healthy mind, body, and soul can achieve anything. But with the distractions present in our inner and exterior environment, preserving our health takes a back seat. This is where we lack and great care must be extended. Our well being is our real asset and must be protected to a healthy future.
A balanced life is not a myth and can be achieved merely by subtracting the distractions and multiplying the joyous moments that we cherish. Mindfulness is a state of being alert and living in the present which in turns help create a balanced living pattern.
Let us have a look at some simple and handy tips to achieve a more balanced life-
1. Set your intentions right-
Intentions have a great deal of impact on us. Planting a thought and then feasting on it is harder than it sounds. Balance can be restored by merely manifesting it in our day to day activities. Voice your needs and don’t be shy to speak out your mind. Chant statements like “Everything in moderation” and make it your mantra for a successful and balanced life.
2. Check your breath-
This might sound simple and abrupt to you at first, but pressing our attention on minute things is not easy. Monitor your breath, be mindful of your thoughts and actions and live in present for a more mindful and balanced lifestyle. Equilibrium can be achieved by simply being vigilant about your breath and exhale out all the tensions and stress causing thoughts.
3. Respect your energy and get inspired-
Fatigue and exhaustion are the signs of imbalanced and unhealthy lifestyle. Look out for such symptoms, point it on immediately and take appropriate actions. When we feel fatigued and worn out; it is our body speaking to us. It is telling us to stop and have a good look at our self and invest in remedies. Counterattack your needs of caffeinated products, unjustified naps, and laziness with meditation, yoga or just a morning walk. This will help restore a balance in your body-mind relationship and enrich our senses.
4. Yoga it out-
Yoga is a proven way to help relieve us from all kinds of mental and physical stress. It is a scientific way to achieve balance and restore a mutual relationship between your mind, body, and breath. Some great asanas for balance restoration are Child pose, Tree pose, Surya Namaskar, Half Moon pose, Warrior poses, and of course the Headstand.
5. Work on the lines of moderation-
In the end, it’s all about on who and on what you utilize your energy on. Be stingy when it comes to lending your energy and rethink before committing yourself to anything or anybody. Make it your mission to find that sweet spot where gratification comes naturally. Hear what is not being said and look out for signs that might bring you peace and quiet.
Our body talks a lot, it just takes time to listen to it. It is our job to listen, analyze, act on it and enjoy the blissful balance that unfolds with it.