Balance - a simple word, holding in it the promise of peace and equilibrium; sought after by cultures, countries, religions, people of every race and creed.
Do you want it? Do you have it?
Mindfulness is a current trend that holds, as one of its appealing attractions, more “balance”. Looking into mindfulness, I was intrigued to discover that it has been around in mainstream society for years under the rather boring (albeit self explanatory) title of “attention training”.
In an increasingly noisy, distracting world the growing cry for more balance is easy to understand. Be it a work-life balance, or family time/personal time; screen time/outdoor time; exercise/food – we know it is good for us but can seem to be a little elusive. A pot of gold at the bottom of the ever moving rainbow, the elixir of life, the philosophers stone! While I do not have any of those, below are what I have found works (when I apply it!).
Have a look at how you actively create balance in your life, and encourage it in your team and family.
Be present. Be in the moment. Every moment.
Attentiveness is a gift to yourself and other. There is greater depth and joy with increased attention to the present moment.
Live in the present. It is a gift. We are born to live not just exist. Find out what makes you feel alive and do that often.
Appreciate your blessings. It creates an attitude of gratitude. Be aware and grateful for what you do have rather than all that you don’t have. Living in appreciation makes you happier.
Now is the only moment you absolutely have control of. Live in the now. Make the most of now.
Create the life you want, purposely, with vision, persistence, and care.
Every day has its up’s & downs. Learn. Grow. Enjoy the journey!
Be Attentive, Live Appreciating Now Creatively, Entirely