Usually our bodies, mind and emotions will let us now when we are out of balance and need to adjust. For instance, I just finished an intensive 8-week course as part of a graduate program, and need to relax for a while to gain my equilibrium.
Naturally, balance is not a static occurrence and sometimes we will be required to work harder than others because of school or a specific project at work.
However, to the best of our ability, it is important to keep aware of what is needed at any given moment, and make whatever adjustments are applicable.
The same balancing principle holds true in daily relating as well. We need to balance giving with receiving and listening with being heard ourselves. Relationships flow better when there is a mutual give-and-take between each other. Additionally, balancing our social media time with private time is essential too!
Getting our needs met is ironically the best way to meet the needs of others, because we aren’t burned out or resentful from lack of self-care.
Therefore, do yourself and others a favor by taking good care of yourself today, and always!
How do you keep in balance?