We are all about ‘balance’ – it’s the core of our business.
There are 5 core principles that we consider to be essential in order to have a balanced life; the trick is maintaining good balance in each of these areas.
- Your mind
- Your body
Do a short exercise to think how many of these principles you value in your life, and which you need to work on. It may be worth writing these down and even plan some time in your calendar to make time and achieve balance.
This can be a partner, a family member, or a friend. Ensuring you make time to nurture the important relationships in your life will help with ultimate balance. Even when you think you have no time, remember that feeling of having a great night out with your friends, that special impromptu date night, or that lovely Sunday dinner with your family.
This is an important one and can manifest itself in many ways. Think about the ways this is relevant to you and your life stage. This could be additional learning to improve a skill or clearing your mind and delving into a great novel. Just giving yourself an allocated time to STOP and focus on something to cleanse or power your mind.
This is the area we are experts in and the foundation of our business. We believe that your body is the most important element to ultimate life balance. Making sure you give enough time to respect your body through healthy eating and exercise, you will soon feel all the benefits and be a healthier version of yourself. At Balance Box, we understand that it is hard to always make the time to focus on you and your body, that’s why our diet food delivery service makes it easier – you don’t need to plan your meals, we do that all for you.
Mindfulness can provide us with clarity in times of stress. When you are feeling wound up about an event or something going wrong at work or home, just stop and take a moment to breathe and take in your environment before you act. You may find this helps to bring your stress levels down.
We often hear the phase ‘work-life balance’ and it is the most understood area that we should take the time to manage and not let work fill up all of our time, taking focus away from all of the other areas above.
It’s always best to take a step back and where possible see if you can plan out a few ground rules (even if it is to test the water). These could include leaving the office on time at least twice a week. Not taking work home with you at least 3 times a week. Planning in your annual leave for the rest of the year.
We hope this article has helped to give you some ideas on how to manage and maintain a balanced life. We would love to hear your experiences, so please contact us on our social media or email us.
Good luck in your venture for life balance!