We have overstretched our personal boundaries and forgotten that true happiness comes from living an authentic life fueled with a sense of purpose and balance. Dr. Kathleen Hall, author of A Life in Balance: Nourishing the Four Roots of True Happiness and founder of Mindful Living Network®
We hear the term “balance” bandied around so frequently that we may have forgotten the definition—equilibrium or a state in which opposing forces harmonize.
Balance gives us a sense of wholeness, calmness, and the ability to acknowledge multiple viewpoints/circumstances without feeling overwhelmed. Balance can be achieved when we consciously seek the middle by having empathy for others, analyzing alternate perspectives, looking for the good, showing gratitude.
When we intentionally commit to seeking balance in our lives, we can improve our well-being and, at the same time, become the change we want to see in our world.
Affirmation: I strive to live a balanced life.
Coaching questions: Where do you experience imbalance? What’s one thing you’ll do to bring greater balance to your life?