Balance is a myth.
We strive to be well rounded in all areas of our lives. But in order to feel “balanced”, we need to refine the definition of what a balanced life means.
This refinement starts by getting clear on what we truly want instead of wanting more.
Would you love to wake up in the morning and go surfing for hours? Work from your beach house in a remote tropical location and get inspired by the mango trees on your property?
The question is: are you willing to do whatever it takes to get this kind of life?
Perhaps after reflecting on whatever your ideal life looks like, you may realize that there are only certain aspects that you really want. You might not want to move to another country, however an extended vacation would be thrilling. You don’t need to drop everything in order to make that happen. But, you will need to make a choice and commit to it.
A life coach can help you to break down these big goals into small actionable steps.
Many of my clients come to me feeling as if their ideal life and the life they’re currently living are far apart. They fear if they don’t act now, they’ll regret staying where they are. Yet they stay stuck in “responsibility overwhelm.” – the kids, the family, the pension plan, the savings. Sound familiar?
The underlying truth is that my clients don’t want to lose the comfort. They are comfortable in their discomfort. Wishing things would stay the same yet get better. What they don’t want to do is make the choices that will allow them to love their life as it is and as it isn’t. That’s where I come in.
Living a life that you love is about making choices every step of the way. An Olympic athlete chooses to focus on the podium. Nights out with friends and family trips to Tuscany are pushed aside. Entrepreneurs choose their business. Watching Netflix and weekends off are few and far between. Saying yes to something always means saying no to something else.
In order to feel balanced you need to take responsibility for your choices. When you do, you will feel a great sense of freedom. Balance is just another way of saying that you want to feel free and alive!
For more on how to refine balance and create your very own definition of this state, book your consultation with me today. I offer free 30-min consultations via Skype or phone. In just 30 minutes, you’ll get clear on what your top goals are and which areas you need to focus on.
Don’t push off living a life that you love to tomorrow. Live it today.