How to Find Balance Every Day
What does it mean to be balanced?
Balance looks different to everyone. Your version of balance might focus more on work life vs. home life, maybe it deals more with health and exercise, maybe it’s more of a mental state.
Regardless of what balance means to you, the signs of living a balanced life are the same: you’re calm, grounded, clear headed, and motivated.
What if I’m out of balance?
Symptoms of being a little off kilter include impatience, loss of focus, worry and anxiety, fatigue, impulsiveness, or a brain that simply won’t shut off. Everyone is susceptible to becoming out of balance, especially women (lucky us!) who tend to be the queens of multitasking. Ready for a little more equilibrium? Read on to find out easy ways to tip the scale back in your favor.
How to Find Balance Every Day:
Move over multitasking, you’re killing our vibe. When you try to do multiple things at once, you’re not actually giving 100% to anything. Delegating work time and me time lets you give your full attention to each, creating better boundaries.
Write It Down
Keeping a calendar or planner helps you stay organized and visually understand how you’re spending your time. Don’t forget to schedule your me time! It’s just as important as meetings, ballet rehearsals, and soccer practices.
You have 24 hours in a day, and you get to decide how they’re spent. When it comes to requests for your time, if your answer isn’t an enthusiastic “yes!” it should be a “no.” Sure, you’ve got obligations, but if every “yes” you say feels forced, it’s time to have a talk with yourself about whether or not the path you’re on is making you happy.
Lose the Guilt
Don’t feel guilty about taking personal time when you need it or for working harder for the sake of your career. You get to decide what’s important to you, and just because your priorities don’t line up with your sister’s/friend’s/coworker’s doesn’t mean your priorities are wrong.
Create AM/PM Rituals
You might not have control of what happens throughout your day, but sticking to AM/PM rituals helps you influence how each day begins and ends.
Here are our favorite rituals for balance:
Shower with Purpose
Get a clean start to you day with Always Ghana Love You™ Shea Butter Bath Bar. It’s filled with 25% shea butter, all sustainably sourced from women in Ghana. Proceeds from this bar go to support them, so you’re giving back without setting foot outside your bathroom.
As you apply nourishing Honey Honey!™ Body Crème neck to toes, check in with yourself; is there anywhere that is asking for extra attention? This is the perfect time to do a quick mental scan of your body and asses how your feeling. Set intentions for the day, like drinking more water if your skin looks parched, or dropping into a yoga class after work for focus on your stiff shoulder.
Take Back Control
Under Control™ Hydro Gel Face Crème keeps oil and shine in check all day, because the last thing you have time to worry about is out-of-balance skin. How does it work? Antioxidant-rich matcha green tea water and bamboo extract, which helps absorb excess oil.
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Break Some Rules
You know how we said to stop multitasking? Right Back At Ya™ Two-in-One Cleanser & Mask is the exception. Use it to reset your skin with non-stripping French green clay blended with sulfur, salicylic acid, and lactic acid, which naturally unclog pores.
Alcohol-free Well Adjusted™ Toner uses glycolic acid, lentil seed, and tree bark extract to get skin back in the zone and resize the appearance of pores. Check out more about how toners work to restore pH balance here.
It’s rated the 2017 app of the year by Apple and we’ve all been using it at Home Office; Calm is an app filled with relaxing soundscapes, white noise, and guided meditations. Apply a thick layer of Ice Queen™ Purifying Gentle Peel-Off Face Mask and let it sit for 20 minutes while you unwind with your favorite track before bed. Not into Calm? Take 20 minutes of relaxation however you like!
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Zits happen. And Too Hot to Spot™ Targeted Imperfection Crème is here for you when they do.
End the Day Impressed
Infused with a proprietary blend of Poshbiotics™ from kombucha, milk protein, and wine (because who doesn’t want a little wine at the end of a long day), Impress Me™ Pressed Serum balances skin before bed with a bouncy cream that melts into a velvety serum while melting away stress on your skin.
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How do you find balance every day? We’d love to hear your advice in the comments!