There are many things that can consume a person’s life in a positive or a negative way. Finances, children, career, knowledge and weight loss are just a few. Being obsessive about anything is not healthy but allowing yourself to give your all to something in a balanced fashion can be a great way to really find yourself and your place in this world. Let’s take a look at how to be balanced when it comes to throwing yourself into a certain category. We’ll look at several examples to make it easier to understand.
This is one that can either be very good or very bad. If you are undergoing medical weight loss programs or all the options and weight loss procedures are overwhelming you, then you might have gotten in a little too far. You have to make sure that you are happy with you are first or you will never get to where you need to be. Confidence comes from within and weight loss isn’t going to make you a happier person if you aren’t there already. Medically supervised weight loss is a fantastic option if you are having problems losing weight and being healthy but there always needs to be a balance. Your medical weight loss doctors should be able to help you in finding that balance if you are honest with them about how you are feeling. Communication and weight loss go hand in hand. In order to be balanced in losing weight you must communicate, be confident and be determined.
Money is never a good thing to be obsessed over. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be successful and wealthy but you should never shut out your family and loved ones in order to make the money that you want. A good warning sign is if you don’t see your family very often because of how much you work. This could be a red flag for you that you are becoming more in love with the idea of being rich than you are with your family. You may justify it by saying that you are doing this for them and to give them a good life and while that may partly be true, what your children want more than money and material items is their parent’s attention and care and love and time. To be balanced in money making, you should make sure that you set aside time every day that you devote to your spouse and children without letting work intervene.
Having children is a great blessing and a wonderful thing. Everyone should have children and be so madly in love with them that it borders on obsession. However, there will come a time where your children will need to be allowed space to make mistakes and find their own way and make their own decisions. Unfortunately as parents we can’t make all their choices for them even if we feel we know what is best for them. A way to know you are balanced is if you are more than willing to share you advice and help when your child wants it but also are able to sit back and support the decisions that your children make with or without your assistance.
They say knowledge is power and that is true but if your search for knowledge has led you so far off the map that no one knows who you are or where you are, you might have gone to far. Being wise and knowing things is a great idea but if you are only doing it to be better than everyone else and you feel like your search for more and more knowledge is setting you at a higher level than society, it’s time to take a step back and invest in the people around you again.
So, using these examples, the best way to stay balanced in life comes down to these things:
- Being yourself- confident, happy and focused.
- Invest in and be involved with your family.
- Support those you love.
- Make and maintain healthy relationships with people.
You’ll be amazed at these few ideas will help you to be a much more likable person and to enjoy the company of other people more.