We have all probably heard the phrase “life is a balance of mind, body, and spirit.” When you stop to think about it, it is much easier said than done. Depending on where you are in life, it may even seem overwhelming and unattainable. Each of us is like a tripod; one leg represents the emotional health, one leg represents the physical health, and one leg represents spiritual health. If one or two legs get shortened, the tripod becomes unbalanced and unsteady, and may even crash to the ground. Although tricky to discover and maintain, balance is critical!
Many people find balance in their spiritual lives by attending church and Bible study and maintaining a personal quiet time. Many people work at maintaining physical health by exercising, eating right, and getting adequate sleep. Emotional health is just as important as the other two areas. There are many ways to achieve and maintain emotional health. Some people like to journal their feelings and thoughts, some like to have coffee with a friend, some like to take yoga classes, and some go to counseling. Balance is unique to each person. It is important to define balance as it applies to one’s own set of circumstances and lifestyle.
At Christian Family Institute, we like to encourage people to work toward living a balanced life. We are most effective in life when we are balanced. If you would like more information or guidance in achieving balance in your life, one of our counselors would be happy to assist you!
NOTE: We are not medical professionals, athletic trainers or dieticians/nutritionists. Before starting any diet or exercise regimen it is wise to consult with your physician, especially if you have any heart conditions.
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