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What is Balanced Essence?

Balance is an even distribution of weight enabling someone to remain upright and steady. To be balanced is to have different elements in correct proportions. Essence is the intrinsic nature of something, that determines its character. Balanced Essence is the even distribution of nature. What does that even mean? Well that depends on the person. For me, balanced essence is to be in a state of peace.

A balanced week for me starts off with Church on Sunday morning followed by quality time with my family and weekly meal prep. During the week, I start my morning with a protein shake and a quick workout. After my workout, I shower and get ready for the day. I have cup of coffee, breakfast, and read an affirmation from my affirmation jar. I then catch up on the news and look at things going on in the markets. Next I log onto my laptop and begin work. I’m an investment consultant so usually my day is spent analyzing data and making it client ready. After work, I catch up on my favorite shows (currently I’ve been hooked on Inventing Anna on Netflix). Before bed, I pray, stretch, and prepare for the next day. Finally I’m ready to lay down, so I cut on air diffuser and sleep playlist and then I close my eyes. On Saturday, I usually do some type of self care and run errands. I like going to get my nails done and just relax.

This is my definition of a balanced week. Does everyday or week go like this? Absolutely not! Do I wish I could have the time, energy, and capacity to do everything that I want and need to do? Absolutely! Most of the time I’m lucky if I get most things on my to-do list done. However, I have learned that progress is better than nothing. Can’t work out everyday? Workout a couple days a week. Don’t have time or the energy to spend time with friends and family? Send a text to let them know that you’re thinking of them. Want to stop eating out so much? Start off by cooking a couple times a week. Sometimes you have to walk before you run (cliche, I know). Just make sure whatever you do, that you’re happy. I know that easier said than done but it just takes is one step at a time. Remember, Rome was not built in a day and life is not a race.

When I’m unbalanced, I’m an anxious, depressed, and unpleasant mess. When I’m balanced, I’m optimistic and can tackle the world. The purpose of defining and finding your balanced essence is to make your life better. The be in a state of Balanced Essence, you need is a plan, resources, and the will to be better. Obtaining and sustaining this balance isn’t easy. However, it’s not impossible with a little bit of grace, patience, and determination. Hope you have a wonderful week and be balanced!

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