Find Your Internal Balance

· August 25, 2016

Maintaining your inner balance is a very important part of leading a healthy life and achieving that state of happiness that everyone desires. In fact, happiness, more than a state of maximum exaltation, is a state of balance that can be found in every aspect of our lives.

But, how can we find this balance? It’s difficult, since every day is filled with situations that destabilize us, that make us go anywhere from our highest to our lowest points. Sometimes we manage to balance ourselves, but other times not so much.

“Feign madness, but keep your balance.”  
-Paulo Coelho-

Fill every day with hope and eagerness

girl through a window

Imbalance starts when excitement goes out the window. Being excited about your job, the birth of a child, about finally buying that car you’ve always wanted… that excitement makes your life healthy. It makes you healthy and well balanced.

Keep in mind that you not only have to cultivate your body. Your mind and emotions also should get the attention they deserve. You might eat right and take care of yourself physically, but if your life lacks excitement and eagerness, you’ll notice how you won’t feel as fulfilled as you should.

As years go by, we tend to lose this excitement. Take children for example. They live in a state of continuous excitement, while adults often lack this sense of possibility and eagerness. This is something we should change. Get that excitement back, because he who remains excited for life is much more likely to lead a healthier life.

“Eternal excitement, or at least one that is reborn often within the human soul, is very close to becoming a reality.” 
-André Maurois-

Excitement and eagerness will also help you turn your dreams into a reality. You’re probably asking yourself how. It’s simple, if you’re excited about achieving a goal, you’ll strive to accomplish it. Also, this excitement and eagerness will give you the confidence to overcome any barrier.

Always be brave

three women with flower crowns

People who are brave, are also more balanced and healthy. They fight for the things they want to accomplish, no matter what it takes or how difficult that cause might be to defend. If they want to achieve something, they will fight for it.

In our lives, sometimes we have to face situations that we don’t like in the slightest. They can be trials, family problems, delicate situations at work… In all of these situations, sometimes we have to fight for what we want.

Every fight we undergo will make us develop that courage and bravery that can be found within each of us, but which sometimes remains dormant. It’s time for you to fight for what you want, since this will offer you health, as well as balance.

“Let your courage be greater than your fear”
-Anonymous-

But having courage doesn’t mean that you won’t be afraid. You’re always going to be afraid when faced with an unknown situation, or one that you dislike. The ideal thing, if you’re well-balanced, is for your courage to be greater than your fear. Your courage should exceed your fear to the point that it won’t affect your ability to fight for what you want.

Always be optimistic

A smile or a kind word are always helpful, even when everything is going wrong and the odds aren’t in your favor. Being optimistic doesn’t cost a thing. Although sometimes it feels like it does, because we insist on making our misfortunes even worse.

We’re so negative at times that even something as simple as dropping and breaking a glass can suddenly become the greatest of catastrophes. We don’t realize that we’re out of balance and that anything, no matter how small, will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Strive to be optimistic, because there’s always something good to be found, even during the worst of times. Have you had a tough past? Have you gone through difficult experiences? Surely you can learn a lesson from all of it, which in turn becomes a positive change for you and your life.

“An optimist always has a plan, a pessimist always has an excuse.” 
-Anonymous-
couple dancing

One of the problems we have is the tendency to dramatize many of the situations we experience. Therefore, before losing our inner balance and health, reflect upon what is happening in your life.

Everything can be overcome and when we look back, we notice that it wasn’t as bad as we thought. So, get ahead of this realization, calm down and keep in mind that this too shall pass, just like everything else. Be positive. This is the only way you’ll become healthier and more balanced.