Things To Ask Ourselves
A Brief Look At Life Balance
It is a hustle and bustle society we live in today. It is unfortunate, but it is rather often that we may tend to find ourselves out of balance. Reason being, is probably because we seem to be in a fast moving world where the thought of being a keeper to our own needs comes second compared to everything, and everybody else. It can really be a way of taking steps backwards, because if we ourselves aren’t as fine tuned as we can be, then what good is everything that we are attempting to hold steady?
First, let’s stop and remind ourselves as to what kind of values do we usually believe in? Now are we actually living by, the same values that we’re believing. There’s a big difference between believing, and actually living. It can’t hurt to do an inventory of all of that and see if we have a balance with that.
Values besides being those “good” kind of things we support, often also make us feel better just by supporting them, and living by them. If needed, perhaps it’s time to re-prioritize life’s values as we see it. Maybe our values held together today, are not even quite the same values that we even started with
With that topic connects a second topic that draws a question. When asked if at a happy and satisfied point in life, one that not only makes us happy day by day, but is at a place where we would had saw us being five, ten years ago. Maybe we are right where we want to be, right when we had hoped to be it.
Perhaps only certain goals have been answered; and hopefully not, but maybe we are not anywhere near where we hoped to be. If it is a place where we have barely met goals, then we have to stop for a moment and do a major inventory.
Sometimes we have to put ourselves aside, especially when it comes to parents with their children. But if it is not a serious scenario like that, then we need to reset our living, and start treating ourselves first. Not to mention that if we are not tending to ourselves first, then we can’t really be a major help to others. We wear ourselves thin, and only end up offering our think offerings to our closest loved ones.
If we aren’t necessarily dropping our entire lives for the sake of one major change, then at least consider trying to add repair to minor areas. Taking things one step at a time, in an order that lists urgency, from most to least.
Going back to the initial topic at the beginning, when I wrote of the hustle and bustle, let’s relate to that something else. Are we flooding our entire selves to areas, while giving literally no attention to areas of our lives that really need us? Are we all work and no play, when we may necessarily not have to be?
Generally speaking, it is not always best to be all work and no play in our lives as a whole, but that goes for being that way in just certain parts. Our career may be extremely important. It often times is not too difficult to understand how that may be the case.
Afterall, if often helps hold together major finances of families and to our own stability. It’s an obvious crucial component to our lives. However, a balance should really be sought.
Even things like cold hard cash (finances) need that balance. While it can seem to bring much happiness to the outside, inside it can take a lot of energy and happiness from a person as well.
Today, this piece has been a brief piece on that ever important balance, that we should always seek out. As it’s something everyone of us needs. With balance, can focus better be found. With neither of them, then you have priorities and times of happiness that are left undiscovered.
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