How to Rediscover and Restore
Equilibrium in Your Life
Does your life feel chaotic? Do you sense you’re living in the extremes of life, rather than at the point of equilibrium? Life can get crazy, but it doesn’t have to knock you out of alignment. If you’re ready to rediscover your balance, we’re ready to show you a path forward.
5 Healthy Ways to Find Your Balance
Finding balance is a challenge that we all struggle with. It doesn’t matter if you’re a college student, single adult, stay-at-home mom, business executive, or a retiree – we’re all seeking balance.
Here are a few ways you can get better results:
Remove Toxic People from Your Life
You are the combination of the people you spend the most time with. If you’re surrounding yourself with people who are toxic, aggressive, vengeful, or impulsive, then you’ll gradually start to embody these same characteristics in your own life.
The best thing you can do is remove toxic people from your life altogether. Uproot them – cut them off! Better yet, replace them with people who are encouraging and optimistic. You want people who love you, care for you, and edify you.
Purge Your Calendar
So much of the pressure we feel in our lives is of our own doing. We complain that our calendars are full of events, commitments, and responsibilities every waking hour of the day, yet we refuse to acknowledge the fact that we’re the ones putting these items on our own lists.
When your calendar is full, it pushes and pulls you in dozens of different directions. This makes it nearly impossible to feel balanced. One tip is to purge your calendar of all non-essential commitments. If this feels too extreme, agree to not add anything new to your calendar for the next 90 days – nothing! At the very least, your calendar will start to open up.
Eliminate Physical Clutter
Are you noticing a trend? Elimination of chaos is a key ingredient for experiencing realignment in your life. And just as you’re removing toxic people and burdensome obligations from your life, you should get rid of all that clutter you don’t need. By freeing up your physical environment, you give your mind space to focus on things that truly matter.
Practice Tuning Fork Therapy
While we don’t always notice it, nature is defined by frequencies and vibrations. And if there’s one thing we know about nature, it’s that it prefers balance – not chaos. So when nature encounters new vibrations, it typically seeks to entrain and develop sympathetic resonance with that vibration (rather than maintain a different vibration).
Think of it like this: If you were to put a dozen cuckoo clocks on your bedroom wall, each pendulum would have its own rhythm. But if you come back in 24 hours, they would all be swinging in unison. That’s because it’s easier for them to develop sympathetic resonance than to try and maintain their own vibrations (chaos).
The human body is no different. If you’re feeling stressed, the best way to bring your energy back into alignment is by using tuning fork therapy to introduce specific frequencies to specific areas of the body and/or around the entire human energy feel. This eases your body from one state to another.
Start a Journal
When life is out of alignment, you experience dozens (if not hundreds) of different emotions, feelings, and thoughts. They come and go so quickly that you don’t have time to consciously process most of them. But in order to feel balanced, you need a way to non-judgmentally work through these thoughts. And one of the best ways to do this is through daily journaling with pen and paper. There’s no right or wrong way to do it – just write your thoughts down. This simple act of getting your thoughts out of your mind, through the pen, and onto the paper forces you to process them. This is healthy on many levels.
Bringing it All Together
While we’ve spent a lot of time discussing different strategies for finding balance in this article, it’s important that you don’t get frustrated if you don’t see immediate results.
As psychologist F. Diane Barth explains, “Finding balance is a lifetime project. It is ongoing. It is not a finite goal at the end of which you will have a peaceful, calm and meaningful life. Balance is a way of living. It is a process.”
Barth uses the Equinox as an example. As she mentions, the Equinox – which is supposed to serve as a delineation between day and night, dark and light, cold and warmth – is marked as a day on the calendar. But in reality, it’s not an entire day. It’s not even a few minutes or an hour. It’s a fleeting moment – an instantaneous thing that occurs and then slips away.
If nature has so much difficulty nailing a point of equilibrium, then it stands to reason that we will, too. And at some point, we have to become okay with this.
The goal is never perfect balance. Instead, it’s to live in a space where you’re as close to equilibrium as you can be. Between work, school, family, relationships, health, spirituality, and all of the other moving parts of your life, the objective is to feel a sense of peace – to be grounded in reality and not constantly swayed by whatever outside pressure is pushing against you.