“R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find out what that means to me!”
These famous words sung by Aretha Franklin in 1957, still resonate with honesty today.
Living a fulfilling life has always been about respect, about value. For yourself, for those around you, and for the intrinsic value of each moment we have to live. It’s the difference between existing, and living each moment. On this Women’s Day, we’re taking a look at what it means to truly enjoy the life you’re living and find #BetterBalance everyday.
The thing is, your sense of self is sacrosanct, it’s the sacred truth. It is what keeps you thriving! But in this fast-paced life where we’re constantly slaving away and putting others ahead of us, this source of light has started to fade.
When this happens and you feel that your sense of self has begun to erode, it’s time to take a moment and reset. To reinstate that balance that you lose when you focus only outwardly, and forget to look inward.
Here are a few small things you can do to fill your days with sunshine and keep you smiling from the inside out. Because it’s only you who can become a fierce protector, a cheerleader for what makes you fulfilled.
As we approach Women’s Day, let’s see how we can take small steps and find time from our day to restore some precious balance to our lives. Let’s discover #BetterBalance!
It takes only a few minutes to centre yourself. Find a moment in the day to connect with yourself. Whether it’s a cup of your favourite tea or singing along loudly to a song that reminds you of your teenage years. Focusing on the little things goes a really long way in reclaiming your spirit. Find your moment of calm to balance the constant noise you’re surrounded by.
Food is one of the greatest joys of life. So, whenever you’re sitting down for a meal, immerse yourself in the moment. Try not to rush, instead savour every bite. Whether it's a home cooked meal or something exotic, take a moment to enjoy the simple pleasures. Oh, don’t forget to keep gadgets and other distractions away! A slow and enjoyable meal creates a mindful atmosphere and gives you an opportunity to reconnect with what satisfies your soul.
In our drive to hustle everyday, we often let relationships take a backseat. While they may not fade away, it is important to keep them alive and vibrant. Find a few minutes to connect with your loved ones. A phone call, a surprise gift, an impromptu visit to a dear friend’s home. These are gestures that’ll be remembered for a lifetime! The warmth of human connection is like no other. Take a moment to thrive and blossom in the feeling of love.
Moments of joy are best enjoyed together! Create your own little sparks of joy by sharing the love and happiness you receive. It’s as simple as having a meal with your loved ones or spending some time cooking with your partner. Create memorable moments with important people in your life! Share your happiness, spread the love and cherish the moments.
Just doing these simple things can help you find your center, find your balance again. And then you’re ready to take on the stressors of daily life with grace and poise. Because your soul is recharged, and you’ve taken the time to respect that what makes you.
Let the phenomenal in you, shine. Illuminate your strengths and happiness in this busy, fast-paced world of ours to strike a better balance. Not just today, but always remember to put yourself first, to love yourself first and to care for yourself first. This year, find your #BetterBalance so you can be better everyday.
Tell us how you find your better balance in the comments below.
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