Are You Living A Balanced Life?

Why is it so hard to maintain balance in our everyday lives?  One reason is because balance is a moving target.  From day to day, our own individual point of balance can change depending on how much energy we have available and where our focus is.  Let me give you an example….have you ever seen a juggler who keeps throwing another ball into the air?  What do you think is eventually going to happen?  He will eventually end up dropping his juggling balls, right?  Well, what do you think is going to happen if you keep adding tasks, events, and items to your daily grind?  Eventually some of these things won’t be successful will they?  Just like the juggler with too many balls in the air, the more things we have going on in our life, the more difficult it is to keep everything going without dropping the ball.  As the pace of our lives accelerates, so does our need to stay in balance. 

How can you come to have balance in your everyday life?  The first step is to identify that you are out of balance.  Common signs of being out of balance are feelings of being overwhelmed, continual stress, poor health, and difficulty in making progress on goals.  If any of these examples fit you, you are probably feeling some stress due to being a bit out of balance.  What to do?…..start out by taking a deep, cleansing breath and then let’s focus on making things more simple. 

Simplifying life is the easiest way to find and maintain balance.  When you have time to rest, to think about what has happened in the past, and what’s coming next, it is natural to come back to center.  For example, when we are centered and balanced we can operate from integrity, make conscious choices, and have room to breathe.  I learned this first hand a few years ago as I realized I was feeling out of balance.  I wrote down on a piece of paper some things that I knew would help me stay balanced and centered.  Every time I found myself getting out of balance I referred to my list.  Instantly I was reminded of what I needed to do to get back to center.  Whether it was drink more water, get more sleep or go get some exercise, it worked like a charm!  In fact it worked so well that I expanded my list and made it into my first book, Brian’s List! 

As you learn how to become more balanced, it will benefit you greatly to really pay attention to your feelings.  I want you to really get to know yourself!  By doing this, you can then begin to concentrate on what things you need to do to get into balance.  Everyone is different.  What I need to do to be in balance, may be different from what you need to do to be in balance.  For example, you may need only 6 hours of sleep a night, where I require 8 hours.  Through careful examination of yourself you will find different triggers that will help you find and maintain balance.  

Though we may disagree a bit about what we each need to do to keep our own lives in balance, we all will agree that staying in balance is of the upmost importance to live a healthy, happy, fulfilling life!   Is your life in balance?

Published by: gbrianbenson

Founder of Reawaken Media. Writer, multiple award-winning author, TEDx speaker, actor, filmmaker, storyteller, inspirational poet, radio personality, finisher of over 50 triathlons (including 4 Ironman distance races) and cross-country bicyclist. 2016 is already heating up for Brian as he he has a recurring part on the new TV show Sangre Negra, has been invited to give a TEDx talk in Pasadena at the end of May, was interviewed for the soon to be released documentary The Last Formula and will be releasing his new film short Searching for Happiness in early summer. In addition to acting in TV and film, Brian enjoys creating his own projects. In 2011 Brian created Guitar Man, a movie project that he wrote, produced and acted in that was filmed in downtown Reno, Nevada. The movie was written by Brian with the idea of sharing the messages ‘that we all have a lot in common’ and ‘that our true gifts reside within ourselves.’ Guitar Man was well received and was accepted to 11 movie festivals and was a winner at the Love Unlimited Film and Art Festival, won an honorable mention prize in the narrative short category at the 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards as well as a Golden Reel Award from the Nevada Film Festival. Before Brian got into acting he authored four books, including Brian’s List – 26 1/2 Easy To Use Ideas on How to Live A Fun, Balanced, Healthy Life! which was the winner of a 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Self-Help category. Brian’s latest book Finding Your Voice was an award-winning Finalist in both the 2013 USA Book News and the Indie Excellence Book Awards. Brian lives in Los Angeles, California and will be releasing his first children's book "Steve the Alien" in late October of 2016. Visit Brian's website -

Categories balance, empowerment, happiness, life coach, life coaching, lifecoach, peace, personal growth, Self improvement, Self improvement2 Comments

2 thoughts on “Are You Living A Balanced Life?”

  1. So true Brian, thank you for you insights and the reminder about sleep. Even though I don’t need much, I still must stay in balance. Your words are such a good reminder. “Live well, laugh often and love much” – anonymys

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