Balancing Trick

Finding Balance in Life - Me with angel on one hand and devil on the other Angel: We should be kind to everyone! Devil: Crush all who oppose us!

Life is all about balance.  I’m not talking about “work-life-balance” as that’s fairly straightforward – you should have as much life as possible, and as little work. The balance I’m talking about is more, a lack of extremes. 

For example, having a little shiny crystal in your purse, because you think it opens a chakra, or summons an angel, hurts no-one and might make you happy; having forty-thousand crystals strung up in every corner of your house, car and handbag makes you uncomfortable to be around  …literally.

Me Grimacing as Dad accidentally sits on a crystal and screams “Ow!”

Extremes have their own place too; it’s ok to pull an all-nighter once in a while to get a difficult chapter of a book written or, as is more likely for you, finish the boss level on some mega-difficult console game.  It’s not ok to do this every night.

Picture of someone at work red-eyed and wired on coffee saying “I’m going to require coffee, and lots of it!”

It’s great to get fit and eat healthily, but it’s bad if all you do is exercise and calorie count.  Equally it’s less than ideal to vegetate and eat cake all day (although obviously it’s a lot of bloody fun and should be done at least once in a while!)

If you spend your whole life earning money and networking to progress then you may well earn a lot of money, but you won’t have any time left over for living.  That’s where we get the phrase “spend your life” from; life, like money, is a commodity.

First Guy “Time is more important than money because you can always get more money but you can’t buy more time.” Second Guy: “You can ALWAYS get more money?!”

Unfortunately money also remains a commodity – you CAN’T always get more money, certainly not without giving up more time.  Ultimately, you have to find a balance with both time and money.  I think Goethe said it best:-

Quote: Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

You can work hard all your life and maybe retire on a good pension, or you can enjoy your life and maybe end your life destitute, but perhaps if you get the balance right you can instead have alternate periods of time and money that give you the balance you need.

Balance isn’t an easy thing to achieve though, but like anything, if you’re at least aiming to find it, you have a much better chance of getting there.

2 thoughts on “Balancing Trick”

  1. You are absolutely right – finding balance in everything is so important. I definitely have not found it yet and sometimes worry whether I ever will. Actually just this week I stressed over the time I spend on social media over real people! Thank you! Xo

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