Life Balance

Are you often plagued with the feeling of being too busy, overwhelmed, or stressed? Do you have trouble finding time to do the things you really want and need to do? If you answered yes to these questions, you may need a lesson or two in life balance.

It’s common in our society to have a full plate. The key is to make sure it is full of the things that drive your goals, feed your passions, and fill your soul. If you are too busy doing things that aren’t priorities, you won’t have time for your priorities.

The articles in this guide are full of wisdom to help you focus on what’s most important, plan your life to ensure your priorities are getting the time they deserve, and refine your commitments to ensure you’re saying no to low-impact priorities and yes to the priorities in line with your highest mission. Full of productivity hacks, mindfulness tools, and other life balance tricks, this guide is sure to help you stay sane with a busy calendar … and ensure you’re busy with the right things. After all, life is a balancing act.

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12 Traditions from Around the World to Make You Happier and Less Stressed

By Melissa Eisler

Every culture has different traditions and rituals for mindfulness, prayer, self-improvement, happiness, and wellness. Here is a snapshot of some wellness traditions from around the world to help you unwind.

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When Trendy Stress-Management Advice Doesn’t Help You, Try This

By Melissa Eisler

Just because everyone is meditating and that doesn’t interest you, it doesn’t mean there aren’t loads of other ways to manage your stress. Try these five alternative ways to reset your mind.

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How to Take a Technology Break

By Melissa Eisler

One of the biggest roadblocks to feeling focused and relaxed is technology. Learn how to set boundaries with technology and manage distractions with these tips on how to take a technology break.

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Respond Vs. React: How to Keep Your Cool in Times of Stress

By Melissa Eisler

Would you rather be the type of person who creates ease or stress around you? Follow this trick to help you respond vs. react in stressful situations and in moments where you’re triggered – so you can invite a healthier outcome for everyone involved.

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The Negative Consequences of Mind-Wandering

By Melissa Eisler

With technology being more woven into the fabric of our lives, mindlessness – and its implications – is only increasing. What are the risks and what can you do about finding more presence?

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10 Steps to Detox Your Mind

By Melissa Eisler

Just like when you go on a detox diet to flush out the toxins from your body, it’s also important to remove toxins from your mind. Mental and emotional toxins often go unnoticed, but they are just as harmful to your well-being. To learn how to detox your mind and reenergize yourself this spring, follow these steps.

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6 Behaviors That Stress You Out, and What to Do Instead

By Melissa Eisler

Once you’ve identified your unhealthy habits, how do you disconnect from them? Behavior change can be tricky. Learn about six of the most common behaviors that cause stress, and find out what to do when you catch yourself in the act.

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How to Ease the Stress of Change

By Melissa Eisler

Why is change so scary? If you’re feeling beaten down in the battle of change and uncertainty, arm yourself with these strategies to train your brain to manage change in a healthy way.

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Fool-Proof Plan to Break a Bad Habit

By Melissa Eisler

It can feel daunting to attempt to break a bad habit that’s been a part of you for years. Try this seven-step plan to nip it in the bud – once and for all.

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7 Steps for Finishing Unfinished Business

By Melissa Eisler

The incomplete tasks on your to-do list follow you around, yell at you, and stress you out. Follow these seven steps to cross off those items and find relief from the shackles of your to-do list.

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Quiz: How Burned Out Are You?

By Melissa Eisler

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, but don’t know how to end the cycle of stress, you may be burned out. Take this mini quiz to find out where you are on the burnout scale – and get some ideas for what you can do about it to help you find more balance.

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Choose Your Mood Wisely

By Melissa Eisler

Whether you have a large or small reason for being in a funk, you have the power to shift your attitude. Follow these four steps to choose your mood so it’s helpful to you and accomplishing your goals.

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6-Step Plan to Design a Balanced Calendar

By Melissa Eisler

What is the cost of being so busy? If you find yourself drowning in a packed calendar and want to break the habit, follow these steps to tune into what matters most and design your time accordingly.

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7 Tips to Prepare Your Mind to Focus

By Melissa Eisler

Distractions derail you from tackling your to-do list. Here are seven ways to minimize the interruptions you encounter when you’re sitting down to concentrate so you can stay in the zone.

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8 Ways to Relax as a Couple

By Melissa Eisler

It’s easy to get stuck in to-do list mode and forget to spend quality time with your significant other. Before you know it, you’ve postponed date night an entire year. Here are eight date ideas for how to enjoy one another while keeping it simple.

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