Have you ever had the experience of feeling like you were riding high in one area of your life—you’re working hard, seeing results—and then, boom, you’re sick in bed with a fever and cough and can’t even type an email?
That’s your body’s way of reminding you to stay in balance.
But how can you make sure you do?
First, recognize that everything in your life is connected. If you’re struggling with your business, health, or your personal life, you might be treating these areas separately. It’s time to pay attention to all parts of our lives.
Of course, we might pay more attention to one or two areas that are most important to us. But we can still make small balancing improvements in other areas.
The key is to keep developing each of these areas constantly so that they remain in balance as you grow.
The Seven Powers
- Inspired or spiritual mission
- Mental genius/creativity
- Vocational success, achievement and service
- Financial freedom and independence
- Family love and intimacy and continuance of procreation
- Social contribution, influence and leadership
- Physical health, stamina, strength and well-being
If we don’t expand in each of these areas, we will feel disempowered. And that allows others to dominate us. The good news is that when other people are overpowering us, we can react by changing and reaching for more inner empowerment. Eventually, we will achieve an equitable level of power.
As Dr. Demartini notes, “empowerment comes from within.” Once we learn to value ourselves and our “great natural or intellectual resources, so does the world.”
Where are your power leaks? Feeling unbalanced can deplete your energy and focus. It can lower your motivation and creativity, leaving you feeling dissatisfied with life. It’s important to understand where you are losing power and make the necessary changes. Doing so will help you stay in balance and live more fully. And that will be good for everyone involved.
Make Small Tweaks for Better Results
Review the list above and note where you feel strong and where you’d like to improve. Create a plan for adding small daily improvements in those areas. Start small. Incremental changes yield bigger results.
Once you’ve made some tweaks, living a balanced life becomes achievable. Your productivity and success depend on expanding in these areas. You’ll find yourself feeling stronger and more confident as you grow, and you’ll see improvements along the way.
The benefits are enormous. Making one small change can help balance several areas at once. For example, expressing gratitude will help you focus on the good in your life and set you up for a successful day. It will drown out any negative self-talk. You’ll feel more creative, productive, and satisfied with life.
Another example is your health. Feeling strong and energetic will balance you in all areas. Your vitality impacts not just your health, but your energy for work, family, and pursuing your favorite physical activities.
Staying balanced is a juggling act. It might seem too difficult to manage at first. The more you practice, however, the more proficient you’ll become. As you balance each area of your life, disempowerment will fade and your power will expand.
Consider these options for living a powerful, well balanced life. And be willing to create your own empowering habits that suit your business and personal life.
You’ll soon be living powerfully!