I have always felt that achieving balance is a very important thing for all of us to strive for, especially in these tumultuous times. In addition, if you are struggling to overcome chronic illness, the need to be balanced is even more critical. I have a list of activities that I know bring me peace and serenity, but I have to admit that I get caught up in running around and getting things done, and then I pay for it by feeling sick afterwards. Not a great way to live your life if you ask me. Even if it is simply a way to remind myself, I am going to list some of the things that bring me peace and balance in my life:
Prayer Meditation Tai Chi Acupuncture Helping other people- being of service Journaling Talking to someone who I can trust and who has my best interest at heart Going for a walk Swimming Riding horses Reading- especially an inspiring book Going to church Volunteering Sitting out in the sun and soaking it in Gardening Putting my feet in the grass Going to the beach and watching the ocean Getting a relaxing massage Doing things I have a passion for Being out in nature Learning about new subjects that interest and fascinate me Being quiet and sitting with a heated pillow to warm and relax my body and mind
Those are some of the top things that I have done to help me find balance- sometimes I desire more energy; most of the time I need to just relax and let life happen. Feel free to share what works for you- I appreciate any suggestions and I will post them on my blog to share with others as well. Now go and do something good for yourself!