As I’ve planned and set goals for the new year I’m keenly aware of the need for balance, and freely admit that I need improvement in this area. If you do too, then let’s explore how to find balance in 2014.
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I consider myself to be somewhat of an extremist in certain areas: love my coffee piping hot, ice cream freezing cold (no sloppy melting mess), etc.
This can creep into my work life as well because sometimes I’m a work horse and don’t know when to quit. I find it pretty easy to push myself until a certain project is done, but how effective am I when I’m dead tired?
How To Find Balance In 2014
One of the things I’ve committed to for 2014 is to make sure I become balanced in my life. I want to take some time to become physically fit, which has been a goal each and every new year – can you relate? I want to focus on strengthening, becoming more flexible, having more endurance….these are some of the things that would benefit me this year and make me a more balanced person.
Taking a break in the middle of my work day to take a brisk walk in the cool winter air is just the ticket for me! Get outside, clear your mind, and invigorate your body by power walking to get your heart rate up. Enjoy the scenery and nature in your area, no matter the season.
After my walk this afternoon, I felt better because I know it did me good to get outside to exercise. I became winded because we were clipping along at a good speed, and I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful glistening snow and the conversation with my son.
When he leaves for college, I’ll be walking alone but am committed because it will improve my overall health as well as my mindset.
Double Whammy – Exercise and Reading
I’ve also made the decision to read more in 2014. The public library is several blocks from my apartment which is the perfect distance for a brisk walk every other day! What a benefit to be able to take a walk in order to explore the library shelves to get myself a special treat – that’s pampering for sure!
We will be so much more focused and productive in our businesses if we take care of our mental and physical selves.
What Does Finding Balance Mean For You?
- Reading a book
- Walking your dog
- Listening to music
- Calling a friend
- You fill in the blank…
I’ll be covering How To Find Balance in 2014 more thoroughly in the upcoming weeks so let me know what you struggle with so we can find solutions together.
What are your plans to maintain your balanced life or to get balanced if you’re lacking in this area? I’d appreciate you sharing your tips below.