Who better to tell the story of how to live a life in balance than a Libra? My horoscope sign is a scale, so I know what happens when life is lived on the wild side, (insert picture of tangled hair and bad breath) and when you are surrounded by peace & harmony (perfect ponytail with white clothing).
Let’s get it goin’! But first, how do you know your life is NOT balanced? Let me count the ways:
- You are reaching for the sugar/caffeine/processed foods/quick meals. This happens when there is no time to cook real, healthy, balanced meals. You reach for the quick rush of energy knowing it’s all you have time for and feeling like crap after.
- You are pissed off for no reason. You might even be mad when people are doing well or are in a great romantic relationship. This is because you are feeling so out of whack and need a nap! You can’t figure out why you feel so down in the dumps, it’s because one area of your life is way out of control and you know it and you can’t control it.
- You don’t care about how you look…dirty girl! This one is the dead giveaway. There was a time when you liked to look nice and like you took a shower. These days you’re lucky if you brush your teeth.
This is how you bring the balance back…quick:
1. Eat real food.
If you don’t have time, make some. At the end of the night, when you are exhausted, force yourself to make a salad or grill some chicken for tomorrow’s lunch. If you don’t, you will not break the cycle. You are what you eat. Processed foods slow down brain flow and decrease energy.
2. Do something you love, now!
If you continue to do everything for everyone else and leave no time for you, you will resent it later. If there’s a yoga class you’ve been dying to go to, make time! If you’ve put off taking a class, sign up for it and go do it! You are pissed you aren’t doing the things you love so when people are doing things that make them happy, it’s hard for you to share that emotion.
3. Brush those locks.
Combing your hair is one of the best meditations I’ve ever experienced. You have to take time to get that comb through all the tangles while you zone out until your locks are untangled. When people talk about meditating, it doesn’t have to be sitting down on a pillow in the middle of a quiet room. It can be as easy as combing your hair, staring outside, removing the electronics, etc.
Drag your tired butt to the kitchen, take that yoga class and bring a comb to start the process. Summer can get hectic, so look back on these 3 tips on how to get your life in balance!
by J Mauss - J teaches Power Vinyasa yoga in the Seattle area, and is a board certified (AADP) health coach & founder of walkntalkwellness where she teaches breathing techniques, yoga flows and conduct health coaching sessions to private clients outside the office. She's a seeker of things and people that make her laugh, and believes that people are so much more than their titles.
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