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    Be in love with yourself and your life.
    Are you ready to reconnect with your true self?

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    Allow yourself to dream big

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    Now, at this very moment,
    you have the power to reform yourself.
    Who do you choose to be?

How Well Do You Maintain Balance?

“Balance is the process of holding something(s) steady during change.” Mindy Bacharach

In today’s high speed, high pressure and high-stress world, it’s not just balance between work and family that’s hard to find. Most of the time we struggle to find balance between our needs and those of others, to share our time and attention equally, to navigate circumstances and weigh options.

If trying to maintain balance in your life makes you feel like a tightrope walker, you’re not alone. Most of us have so many demands on our time and energy, life can feel like a three-ring circus... Take this quiz to see how well you are meeting responsibilities, while also recognizing and fulfilling personal needs and wants.

Which of the following statements are True and which are False for you?

  1. The only way I can successfully manage my life is to take care of myself physically and emotionally.
  2. Nurturing myself enlarges my capacity to help others.
  3. I eat healthfully and exercise regularly.
  4. I set aside personal, quiet time for myself.
  5. I experience the gifts of each season: ice skating, beach walks, gardening, hiking, camping, swimming, barbeques.
  6. Creativity nurtures me, too. I do what I love, whether that’s cooking, drawing, painting, writing, dancing, singing or another creative pursuit.
  7. Reaching out to others enriches my life. I spend quality time with family and friends.
  8. Contributing to the world provides connection and purpose, so I give my time, energy and experience where it is most useful.
  9. I notice and heed the emotional signals that tell me I’m out of balance: irritability, overwhelm, resentment.
  10. If I feel that I’m catching a cold, I realize I may have stressed my immune system with over-activity, so I stop and take care of myself.
  11. When I need or want to, I say no.
  12. I listen to and honor the requests my body makes for such things as a nap, a walk, green vegetables.
  13. I’m busy, but I find time to do the things I want to do.
  14. I’m happy. I regularly experience well-being, contentment and joy.

If you answered false more often than true, you may want to take a look at the questions to which you answered false and see if you can incorporate something of its message into your life.

It is said that the great achievement of the sages of old was the achievement of great inner balance as human beings. How did they achieve it?
Well, the key is to respond accordingly, in the present moment, when things would come up.


Violetta Psofaki
ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC), ICA Certified Professional Coach (CPC),
Author

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