We have all heard that for a healthy life we need to maintain our balance, achieve a work life balance and have balanced energies, but what does that actually mean? In this post we offer our suggestions, alongside the best quotes about life that we think help to understand why a balanced life is important and helping us to move forward and achieve.
What Is A Balanced Lifestyle?
There is no set or established path when it comes to life. What works for some, will not for others. How one finds success and accomplishment may not be the right path for others.
What is a healthy holistic life for one, may be totally unnatural and unbalanced for another. The beauty of human existence is that we are all unique and have free will to choose what is right within our lives.
How we find joy, how we express our emotion, how we relate to others will be different for each of us.
How The Best Quotes About Life Help Us Achieve Balance.
The joys, dreams, hopes and fears that we hold as individuals are shaped and crafted by the life experiences we have had to date.
While one person may find absolute joy in discovering a caterpillar clinging to a leaf in the garden, another person may run terrified.
The reasons for such different reactions could be many. However it is likely that the first person has a life experience where a caterpillar brings back warm and happy memories.
In the same way it is likely the second person’s life experience of caterpillars is not positive. Perhaps a memory of the discovery of half a caterpillar in the salad they were eating. (that would do it for me!)
To truly lead a happy healthy and balanced life it is vital we choose our path dependent on what instinctively feels correct to us. We need to trust our intuition and be brave.
The quickest way to unbalance our life is to live it trying to please others, or base it on the values that others tell us are important. We need to live our life and make our choices based on what we know is correct for us!
When we read quotes about life, we give ourselves space and time to listen to the messages that they share. Some of these will connect with us and we will feel the significance the message has for our life. Others may leave us cold, meaning they are not the messaging we require at this time in life.
When a quote connects with you, examine it, look at how the messaging connects with you and your current situation . Ask yourself how is it that you feel an emotional connection, and how the messaging may guide the decisions you need to make to achieve a healthy balance in life.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.Albert Einstein
“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”Dolly Parton
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.“Soren Kierkegaard
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.“George Bernard Shaw
“It’s Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It’s Whether You Get Up.”Vince Lombardi
“If life were predictable, it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.“Eleanor Roosevelt
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.“Confucius
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”Nelson Mandela
The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.Helen Keller
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.“Abraham Lincoln
“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”Stephen Chbosky
“It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.”Elizabeth Kenny
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”Oscar Wilde
“Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.”Unknown
“Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.“Randall G Leighton
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”Roald Dahl
“Life is a question and how we live it is our answer.”Gary Keller
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.”Alexander Graham Bell
“What comes easy won’t last long, and what lasts long won’t come easy.”Unknown
What Is Our Motivation? Best Quotes About Life.
Are you Internally or Externally Motivated?
This determines what is important to us, what drives us and should be a crucial factor in decisions we take for how we live our life. The decisions we take should be simple, and based upon what it is that gives us greater joy.
Doing what gives us joy is not selfish. It aligns us with our inner truth and enables us to bring the joy we feel to the lives of others.
Externally Motivated Individuals:
- gain joy by interacting with others;
- prefer doing things for others and spend more time doing for others than they do for themselves;
- enjoy, and often need, being surrounded by others;
- usually love the limelight and appreciate being appreciated;
- find doing things in an external manner brings them happiness and makes them feel good;
- ensure the things they do for others also makes the others feel good (so as not to be confused with interfering);
- can at times overwhelm themselves by taking on too much.
Internally Motivated Individuals:
- do things for their loved ones or community in a quiet way keeping in the background;
- prefer individual tasks and one to one discussions;
- feel anxious and nervous if placed in the spotlight which can trigger fight or flight;
- prefer close connections with a few chosen people;
- believe deeply in loyalty, and feel deep grief should they feel a close connection betrays their loyalty;
- are homemakers and enjoy times of quiet solitude
- need to be careful that their internal motivations do not lead to socially excluding themselves
Quotes About Life And Motivation.
“People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.”Rob Siltanen
“Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places.”Unknown
“The best time for new beginnings is now.”Unknown
“Difficult and meaningful will always bring more satisfaction than easy and meaningless.”Maxime Lagacé
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘”What are you doing for others?”Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Watch what you say, and whatever you say, practice it.”Soyen Shaku
“Imagine Your Life Is Perfect In Every Respect; What Would It Look Like?”Brian Tracy
“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.”Maya Angelou
“My life is my message.”Mahatma Gandhi
“Sing the song that only you can sing, write the book that only you can write, build the product that only you can build… live the life that only you can live.”Naval Ravikant
Finding balance in our lives is incredibly important. It allows us to live a life where we are comfortable with our decisions. We are able to feel positive with the way we engage with others \and know we do it in a meaningful and constructive way.
Balance means we pay attention to our emotional health and know what will bring us peace. With balance comes harmony in our relationships and our acceptance of others.
So Why Is A Balanced Lifestyle Important?
It means we achieve true acceptance of ourselves. Knowing our limitations and challenging them, knowing our goals and dreams and putting in place steps which allow us to achieve them.
It means we are happy in our own skin and find contentment in being us.
Spend quiet time, reflect and determine if you are externally or internally motivated.
One way I find helps this inner reflection is the use of meditation. Below I provide links to posts and meditations that also explore the concept of balance.
As always I would love to hear your comments and thoughts. Please leave me a message in the comments section below. Or you can contact me directly by clicking here.
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