I heard a funny definition of balance: It is the place you pass as you go from one extreme to the other. There is much truth in that.
Why is it so difficult to live life in balance? What gets in our way?
It is our minds constant state of urgency and it throws us off balance. We end up “doing”, rather than “experiencing”. We tell ourselves that we have to or should get it done and we neglect other things that need our attention.
We live on autopilot and miss out on our day.
Everything we need to get accomplished throughout our day can be done mindfully. Balancing play, work, family is vital to living a full life filled with inner calm and joy.
It takes a commitment to change habits and priorities.
Try this: Turn off the computer and cell phone for a half hour and be fully present with family or leisure,
See how you feel. Let me know in the comments below what you did and how it worked.