Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Yin/Yang, finding your own personal balance

Each of us has our own unique set point for what balance looks like to us.

 Some of us are more extroverted (Yang), outgoing, and crave a lot of contact with the external world, while others of us are introverted (Yin), internal, and require quiet and solitude to thrive.

For most, some combination of the two is what works best, and life feels best when we're living in that sweet spot. Creating a balanced home environment is also very much about determining what balance looks like to you. 

When I lived on the West Coast, where the sun shines more than not, I looked forward to the occasional cloudy, rainy day as a time to slow down and pull inward. Now that I live in Upstate New York, where it is overcast much of the time, I find myself seeking the sun. 

But we don't need to be dependent on weather to create either kind of energy. Perhaps take some time this week to get clear about what kind of balance might be needed in your life, and in your personal space. 

If things have been hectic and busy, it might be time to pull in, slow down and carve out some down time. If you've had your nose to the grindstone, so to speak, perhaps you could use a break in the form of social time with friends, or a night out with your partner.

Balance isn't always about having everything just right on a daily basis, so much as it is making minor (or sometimes major) adjustments as we go along, tuning in to what might help us thrive more at any given time.

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