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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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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10 Ways to De-stress in Just 5 Minutes

By Melissa Eisler

It can take only an instant to feel stress, so it’s only right that we should know how to de-stress in a flash, too. Here are 10 things to do when you need to de-stress and only have a few minutes to spare.

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13 Productivity Hacks to Save You Time and Energy

By Melissa Eisler

What would you give to work less, but actually accomplish the same amount of work? Here are some time-saving tools to reduce your hours at the office, but still be a productive rock star.

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Infographic: 40 Little Things You Can Do to Relax

By Melissa Eisler

Are you inexperienced at relaxing? For some people, meeting deadlines, giving advice, completing chores, and being productive comes naturally—relaxing does not. But regular downtime is good for your health, so check out these easy ideas to sneak some relaxation-inducing activities.

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18 Insightful Questions to Help You Steer Your Year

By Melissa Eisler

There’s no better time than the beginning of the year to assess how things are going, reset your intentions, and find focus. Take some time to consider these important questions to make sure you’re participating in the direction of your life.

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Infographic: Your Start-to-Finish Most Effective Day

By Melissa Eisler

We all have the same 24 hours to spend every single day; it’s how you spend those hours that makes you successful in your pursuits … or not. Follow these steps to think faster, work smarter, and get more done in less time.

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5 Bite-Size Meditations to Try When You’re Just Too Busy

By Melissa Eisler

Sometimes you just don’t have time to meditate. When you find yourself in a mid-day slump, stressing out over an impending deadline, or waking up too late for your normal meditation practice, that’s when bite-sized meditations can save the day.

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Podcast Pick: Can Slowing Down Make You More Creative?

By Melissa Eisler

Psychologist Adam Grant says slowing down — even procrastinating — can incite more creativity and original thinking. Check out his fascinating and hilarious story as he put his Type A personality to the test of procrastination and reveals how this “slowing down” works so well.

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How to Build a Consistent Meditation Practice

By Melissa Eisler

Trouble keeping yourself on track with meditation? You’re not alone. Finding self-discipline is one of the biggest obstacles when you’re getting started. Check out one of these strategies to find discipline with your meditation practice.

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Infographic: The Science Behind a Happier Commute

By Melissa Eisler

If you’ve ever felt your blood pressure rise behind the wheel or on public transport, you may need to learn how to upgrade to a happier commute.

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Why Are You So Busy?

By Melissa Eisler

How did we evolve into such busy creatures? Here are 6 reasons why you might be so busy–with tips on how to clear some time for your favorite things.

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In-Flight Mindfulness: 5 Meditations to Try When You’re Traveling

By Melissa Eisler

Whether you have a phobia of flying or have anxiety about where you’re headed, in-flight mindfulness may be your key to flying with ease.

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3 Ways to Squeeze in a Post-Work Meditation

By Melissa Eisler

A post-work meditation will help you ease the transition between work and home life, and will generally benefit you and your loved ones tremendously.

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6 Ways Nature Can Boost Your Energy and Ease Stress

By Melissa Eisler

Looking for a prescription to de-stress and gain energy? Try a daily dose of the outdoors. Research says it can boost your energy and improve your physical and mental health. Here are six ways to fit your nature quota into your routine.

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How to Find Time to Meditate

By Melissa Eisler

Think you don’t have time to meditate? Think again. Follow this advice on how to prioritize meditation so it fits into your already-full calendar.

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