Friday, October 19, 2012

Is My Life in Balance?

Sixty years ago, all school playgrounds had a see-saw, or teeter-totter.  A child's introduction to balance.  We learned that when one was up in the air, the other was down on the ground.

If we want balance in our lives, we want to be as close to the middle as we can be.  How do we do that?  By finding moderation in all things.

If we spread ourselves too thin, eventually red flags will start popping.  If we invest our efforts in only a couple of areas, the see-saw tips and parts of our life will hit the ground.

Using this pie graph, fill in the amount of time you spend devoted to......

Family Responsibilities
Spiritual or Reflection Time
Healthy Eating
Physical Activity

If the pieces of pie aren't fairly equal, a tweak here and a tweak there can put us a bit closer to the middle.  

"There are times when we have to lose balance--a special project at work, or a family matter at home--but consciously focusing on balance keeps everything in check."  ~Catherine Pulsifer