Finding Balance

I was recently listening to a podcast from Kim Ades, an Executive Coach, who provided some interesting context regarding finding balance in your life.

Finding balance is a concept that you often hear people talk about and strive for. As you no doubt know, finding balance is easier said than done.

Kim used the seesaw that you find in a children's playground, as a metaphor for finding balance in your life. She rightfully pointed out that when a seesaw is in perfect balance nothing happens.

Kim advocates that rather than striving for balance in your life, seek being present in your day to day. Be open to living the life you have, in that moment, and love the journey you have been on to get you to that moment. She goes on to say that "creating stability is about creating peace with where you are in that moment. Knowing I am here right now, and this is exactly where I am meant to be".

"It is good to have moments of nothing, but it's not great to have a life of nothingness" - Kim Ades

While it is good to have moments of nothing, to take the time to calibrate and catch your breath. It is also important to not get stuck living a life of nothingness. Rather, to choose to get back on the roller coaster ride of life.

The next time your mind is racing with everything you need to do, remind yourself, "I am here right now and this is exactly where I am meant to be".

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