Are you feeling out of sorts, destabilised or uprooted in some way or another? You may need to re-centre yourself and realign your mind, body and soul to gain balance in yourself and in various aspects of your life. Without stability we cannot function properly, so if you need to find a firm footing and build your strength, these quick tips will get you on your way to doing just that.
When we are feeling unsteady, our lives tend to become disorderly and chaotic, the exact opposite of what we need to get ourselves out of a funk. In order to find clarity and obtain a sense of sanity, try organising everything around you in your home life, work life or anywhere else you feel needs a little TLC. Once everything around you starts to look calm and become streamlined, your mind and body will follow suit.
… Or practice yoga, whichever you prefer. Both yoga and meditation have been proven to reduce stress, restore balance and improve health overall. If you are serious about meditation you may want to try a meditation session specifically designed to to align your chakra energies. If you don’t know much about the chakras, you can read more about them here.
Get a check up if you haven’t had one in a while and make sure you are in tip top shape. A balanced body and mind starts with a healthy body and mind so eat a nutritionally robust diet and exercise regularly for optimum results. Once you have your physical health sorted out, you can start working on having a healthy soul!
Getting plenty of sleep is important, but so is resting during waking hours. Take mental breaks throughout the day, whether through meditating or just by sitting in silence, and listen to the sound of your own breathing. Allow the mind to wander and go where it wants to, shutting out the things that are happening around you and the sights and sounds of your surroundings. When resting becomes a habit, not only will you feel more refreshed, but you are giving your soul time to speak and allowing yourself time to just be, which is what maintaining balance is all about.
Learning and increasing our general knowledge opens our eyes to the world around us and broadens the mind, giving us a deeper understanding of our external environment and in turn giving us a deeper understanding of ourselves. Looking inwards to find answers is important, but focusing too much on yourself can become negative if you fail to notice what is going on around you. If you want to find balance and harmony within, remember to look outwards and remind yourself that you are a part of a much bigger picture.
“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” – J.K. Rowling