How do you feel about your life right now? Do you enjoy it? Are you fulfilling your passion? Or do you struggle to get out of bed every morning?
In a perfect world, you would jump out of bed happy and energized, ready to tackle the day with ease. Your family would go off to school or work happy, everyone you encounter would love all that you say and do, and you would be making the money you want and feel you deserve.
Do you desire this perfect world?
We know complete perfection is not attainable but that’s not to say you can’t aim for a strong balance between your work life and your personal life. When your life is balanced well, then your energy increases, you feel revitalized, and stressful situations don’t stop you in your tracks.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, every human body has a highway through which all energy flows. This flow of energy affects how we feel, how we think, and also affects our overall health. When there are no energy blockages, life is good and we can have a nearly perfect day. When we experience energy blockages due to stress, injury, trauma, poor diet, or other poor living conditions, our overall physical and mental health suffers dramatically.
Setting boundaries within your daily life is the key to maintaining your energy’s balance. Your energy is also your spirit or your liveliness and when you take on too much or have too much to do, you become stressed, which dampens your energy, thus dampening your outlook on life.
Take a minute and think about what fuels you? Where do your passions lie? Are you able to work in some of your passions? Or do you spend a lot of your time wishing you were doing something else? At the end of the day, what keeps you from following your passions and doing what you love? Working non-stop and filling your calendar to the max will also lead to burnout and eventually resentment toward anyone and everyone.
Now, thinking about that desired perfect world we talked about in the beginning, what are those things you desire? I encourage you to make a list and start working towards that list. Over the next few weeks we will look at ways you can protect your energy and start feeling like you are living your best, most perfect life!
Blessing & Love,