Balancing the scales
I feel a deep sense of gratitude that I work with women to find balance within their lives. “I just need to find balance …” “if I could just balance things life would be better ….” Finding balance becomes the solution but also a dream that feels unobtainable. “When I get to this point, I’ll feel more balanced and happier ….” “Life will be better when I find balance”
My questions are always the same … “how will you know that you have found balance?” “How will you feel when you’re balanced?” “What will be different in your every day when there’s balance?”
So many of us make changes in the hope that we will find a feeling that we’re searching for, labelling the change as balance. Interpreting this as structure and organisation.
Balance is like a scale that is constantly moving. Finding balance will feel different every hour, every day, needing a different approach depending on energy levels, amount and quality of sleep, what tasks you have that day etc. Is there a need for more physical or emotional strength? There are so many aspects that can influence the scales, however having a tool bag of self-care and self-kindness will support balancing out that scale.
Balance is a feeling within not a schedule on paper. We can manage our diaries according to time allowance and task which is organised and useful, however how much consideration is given to the level of energy required for the task? What will you physically and emotionally need to balance out your day?
In my experience listening to your physical body offers so much wisdom into what your next step towards feeling balanced could be. The physical symptoms that we experience are our body’s way of communicating that the scale is moving out of balance. So often our response to this communication is to ignore and push on through … “I’ll just finish this and then I’ll eat, oh but this needs to be done, after this I will eat …”
Putting your own physical and emotional needs at the top of your to do list will be the most effective self-help tool you can have in your tool bag!
I invite you to take a few minutes to really notice what balance feels like for you. Make it a comfortable and familiar feeling and experience. When something feels unfamiliar, as humans we will revert to what is familiar and, in some cases, this is high stress, extremely busy and exhausted. None of which has a positive impact on our long-term health.
I offer women a safe, confidential space to explore and restore physical, emotional and spiritual balance.
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Thank you tiny Buddha for sharing this beautiful image.