A guest post by Karen Ellyard.
Life has moved so fast of late, I just noticed that I was way out of balance.
I had not been paying attention, and little by little, my balance disappeared.
Before I knew it, I felt myself feeling overwhelmed and tired.
I knew I had to look at everything – and I am lucky I have a good friend who gave me a good talking to and got my attention.
Balance requires prioritizing and I had become so busy with work I neglected the most important aspect I needed to be able to keep working… Me.
I found myself upping my coffee intake and eating unhealthy food.
The world we live in is out of balance and we are bombarded by constant change and the speed of that change.
It is hard to stay energized if we never take the time to energize or ground ourselves.
Particularly important for Empaths who are bombarded by different energies anyway.
Our Body, Mind and Spirit Connection
Our body, mind and spirit are not separate entities but part of a whole and we need to take care of the whole to function well.
We need to cherish our body by feeding it well and giving it physical exercise.
We need to cherish our minds by giving it down time as well as work time, we need to sleep.
We need to cherish our soul by feeding it by being present and experiencing joy.
As we get busier we need to accept we can’t be all things to all people. This is one I have to work on constantly.
It is okay for me to say no.
This is looking after ourselves, respecting ourselves enough to set boundaries and understanding we aren’t meant to help everyone. (Hard lessons for Empaths and Healers).
The key is to keep paying attention as it can so easily get away from us.
Feeling passionate about what we do is so much nicer than feeling overwhelmed.
So be aware, be present and don’t let the dramas of life take you on a journey.
Look for love in all things and remember to connect in all you do.
We need focus, but focusing on only one area puts us out of balance.
Balance is possible, it is essential to our health and happiness.
I wish you a life of love, wonder and balance.
Love & blessings
Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
- Robert Fulgham