Life Balance LLC, Living With Finesse

Strategies for a Healthier You

Health and wellness are subjective terms. What one person considers “healthy” can vary wildly from another person’s viewpoint. 

As we dive into a health-related goal, it is important to identify our own unique definition of what it means. For the purposes of this article, the term “healthy” will be referred to as a state of wellness within the mind, body and spirit. 

Assessing for Gaps

Everyday life tosses us about; schedules, obligations and a zillion responsibilities can make us a slave to tasks. This scurrying about and attending to tasks can leave us depleted and throw our life-balance all out of whack. 

When we don’t have healthy life-balance, we end up having gaps in the placement of our energy. That is when elements of the mind, body and spirit can cause us distress. 

Some of the gaps may be glaringly obvious. If you are spending so much time at work that you’re not seeing family or friends, for example, that indicates a gap in your emotional wellness that you’ve likely noticed and others may be pointing it out, too.  

There may be less obvious situations in which your life balance is off kilter. Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in the day to day stuff that the more subtle indicators of a life out of balance are lost.  Check these symptoms to see if any of them resonate with you lately:

  • Tired all the time
  • Feeling disenchanted with life
  • Boredom
  • Unintended weight gain or loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Increased use of alcohol or other substances
  • Overeating or undereating 
  • Avoidance behaviors
  • Negativity
  • Reduced immune function
  • Irritability and mood changes

Time and Energy Inventory

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