Through my own experiences in the last week, I got to thinking about how important it is to keep a good balance between school and fun, work and friends, healthy and unhealthy, working out and chilling out.
I had the amazing pleasure of going to a concert on Thursday night and interviewing Chad Brownlee and Hayley, who were absolutely fantastic! However, leading up to that moment I was going crazy – so many things going on I knew I couldn’t possible balance them all, and I was going to end up dropping something. Unfortunately, it was school work. See, I’m not perfect!
So tonight I brought you guys some tips and tricks on what it means to lead a balanced lifestyle. WikiHow had a really great post about this, which I shared with all of you. Click here if you want to read it for yourself.
Balance is important when establishing a work out schedule as you can significantly improve your productivity and effectiveness by creating a balance between work and exercise. Balance within your workout is key as well; making sure you aren’t just doing cardio, but do some muscle building as well. Even something as simple as sit ups or push ups. Web MD has a great source for some Off-Balance Core Moves – check it out here.
Even more, balance is pretty much a no brainer when it comes to eating healthy. Everyone knows that eating a balanced meal is key to staying healthy, but it’s not always so easy. I know it seems silly, but try consulting Canada’s Food Guide to ensure you are having a balanced meal.
Balancing school with life can prove to be even more overwhelming. I always say school is why we are here and should be our number one priority, but at the same time, balance is key to making sure we don’t burn out. Rewarding yourself can be a great system – every time you get an essay done, go out with friends. This will really push you to finish your work, and will also allow you to have a good time. Even when it feels like the sky is falling, still make sure to take those breaks to give yourself a rest.
Finding a balanced relationship is a stressful endeavor in itself. Relationships should be give and take – you shouldn’t be putting everything you have into a relationship if the other person isn’t doing the same. Looking at a relationship this way will help in determining who is simply an acquaintance and who is a true friend.
In a way, balance brings everything I talk about together into a seamless whole. Learning to balance these things in your life will make it easier to accomplish your goals. Make sure you’re setting them and giving yourself an equal balance between work and play. You deserve the fun, unhealthy things every once and awhile, but only in moderation!