By now, hopefully you are seeing some areas in your life that may be out of balance. Perhaps you have been experiencing some depression or anxiety lately, only to now realize you are out of balance. It can be challenging to get back in balance, but just do one thing at a time. i encourage you to find one area to put back in balance and take a small step towards that. It's amazing how that can be the springboard to motivate you to do more. Here are some tips for finding balance with Friends and Family and with Health and Fitness:
Friends and Family: They can be a great resource and support system for helping us through our most difficult times. Friends and family can help us by providing a listening ear, as well as giving us direct feedback and honesty when we need it the very most (even if it's not what we want to hear!) If your family lives far away and you are single, or if you are not close with your family, get involved in different activities that might help you meet new people and develop new friendships. Become active in a group, church, or organization that can provide similar benefits of a "pseudo-family".
Health and Fitness: This doesn't just mean physical health, but emotional health as well. Physical activity can be a great stress reliever, as well as a tool to process feelings like anger and resentment. Eating regular, balanced meals, getting plenty of sleep, not engaging in addictive behavior, going to the doctor and dentist regularly, etc., all fall into this category, and are extremely important to overall life balance.
Remember- pick one area and little steps! Tomorrow Joleen will share about Money /Career Path/School. Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful week.
*Natalie Chandler, MA, LMHC is a therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Natalie enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, and couples counseling. We also specialize in family counseling, child, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield, and Zionsville.