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March 13, 2014


It shouldn’t be hard for us to think back to the beginning of the year when we sipped on champagne and had the bubbles tickle our noses. Right? Then it stands to reasons that we are able to recollect a day later when we constructed our resolutions for the New Year that was now upon us.

And whether or not we formed them in these precise words or not, almost everybody resolves for more balance in their lives. Balance is the ingredient that re-establishes our emotional footing. Balance is a sense of making things right again after they are wronged. It is undoing things that shouldn’t be the way they are and leveling them off again to a point of neutrality.

Balancing Elephant

Balancing Elephant

For some of us, staying in balance is something that does not require too much effort. These are the people that seem to be able to go through their day and never get frazzled. They don’t lose their cool, they don’t raise their voices, they don’t have to prop their head in their hands, they don’t feel the bumps and potholes in the road of life. If this sounds like people you know personally, then please, introduce me to them. Because they don’t sound like the people I know.

The people I know are more the type of people who are indeed impacted and thrown off kilter when things don’t quite go as planned. The people I know live in reality (for the most part) and experience things throughout any given day that not only can topple their sense of balance significantly, but sometimes knocks them off their feet entirely.

Are you with me so far? I know how hard it is for me to maintain my sense of balance throughout some days and I’d be dishonest if I didn’t say that I have to fight myself to devote the time I need for myself to refocus and realign myself.

Spinal Alignment

Spinal Alignment

Heck, our spines needs to be realigned when they are overused, why would we think our emotions are any different and need anything less?

If we don’t stay focused on how important it is to maintain balance, it is lost. We don’t stand a chance of being able to come out unscathed unless we muster up some serenity and quiet time, just for ourselves.

So, if the goal is to hang onto our resolve for balance, brace yourselves, here comes my favorite “M-word.” Yep. We need to be “M”indful of our needs and even when we may not feel entirely off balance, we still have to practice just being still. No interruptions…no texting, no ringtones…NOTHING.

Ahhhh. Now that’s much better!

Judy is a licensed clinical social worker and has worked extensively as a counselor with children, adolescents, couples and families. Judy’s professional experience in the mental health field along with her love of writing, provide insight into real-life experiences and relationships. Her fresh voice and down-to-earth approach to living a happier, more meaningful life are easy to understand and just as easy to start implementing right away for positive results!

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