Many of us are searching for the answer to finding “balance” within our life and business.
Here’s the answer: balance is going to look different for everyone. The important thing to keep in mind when you think of balance, is know that it’s important to have structure for what you should accomplish everyday; but you also need to allow for life to happen. What do I mean by this? I mean, the universe will ebb and flow, and you must do the same. Finding balance is going through the journey of allowing yourself to let go of your need to control everything, and go with the flow.
Balance is not overworking yourself; balance is making time for the things you love. Balance is accepting what is; and simply letting it be. Balance is surrendering to the Now; to this very moment. To let go of our past, and not worry about our future. What’s the point of feeling bad about our past, when our past actions don’t get to define who you are today, at this very moment; and who you are destined to be? And who’s to say you need to have everything planned out, that you need to worry about the future? Instead of getting stuck on the past and future; take moments to bring you back to the very present, this very moment. When you are able to do this; you will find balance.
Some strategies you can implement today to start seeing results;
- Take 5-10 minutes per day to follow a guided meditation; to get in the present Now moment.
- Schedule your life first; and then your business.
- Get clear on what is most important to you; and prioritize those.
- Do the hard things first; “eat the frog”.
We can use what I prioritize in my life to get us started; (yours may look different). My top priorities are; my morning routine, a time to workout, time to eat and time to sleep.
Schedule those things in your calendar first; then schedule your business around that.
If you feel like you “don’t have enough time” to do things, take a pen and piece of paper and make a list of all the things you need to do everyday.
Then, rank them in order of what is most important to you.
Then, make a daily routine that puts those priorities first.
Here’s my daily routine as an example: (KEEP IN MIND; everyone’s schedule will be different. This is just an example to help you get started)
Morning Routine: 4AM-5AM
Social Media: 1:00PM-2:00PM
Boise Boss Babes: 2:00PM-4:00PM
Walk Rose (my dog) 5:00PM-6:00PM
Night Routine 8:00PM-9:00PM
I first scheduled in my priorities and my basic survival needs. I then fit my business into this. If you are working a job, make sure you write out your entire work schedule, and make sure you make time to make your priorities happen; even if you have a crazy schedule, you can still plan ahead and do the things that matter most to you.
Once you make your list of your basic needs/to-do’s, then rank them in order of what is most important to you, starting at number 1.
Then, schedule these priorities first thing in the day, or at a time that works best for you; a time that you know will enable you to get that task done.
Then, put those in your calendar; and make them non-negotiable. Learn to say “no” to things that are not in alignment with your priorities (but also make sure to ebb and flow with life and circumstances).
I follow the “eat the frog” method for getting tasks done. This concept of “eating the frog” means you do your hardest task of the day at the very early/beginning stage of your day. The reason for this, is it allows us to get the heard things out of the way and have the rest of the day to be productive and get everything else done. Have you ever had days where you felt really busy, but you never really got anything done? Try this method; it helps us to stop procrastinating, because when we have a big project in the back of our minds we naturally tend to not be in the full current moment because we are so worried about this project we have to complete. Once we can get this out of our heads; we can move on to everything else.
Try these methods; keep in mind that you need to be flexible but also learn to say “no” to things that don’t serve you. And most of all; be kind to yourself. Don’t feel bad for a day not going the way you planned; because you are always right where you should be. You are always on the right path.
Hope that helps! Please comment below any tips/tricks you use in order to keep a healthy balance in your life and business.