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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Language Overhaul: Transform Your Shoulds Into Wants

By Melissa Eisler

Shoulds feels heavy, like an obligation. They imply something that you look forward to being over. Here’s how to use more positive language to infuse some positivity and motivation into your to-dos.

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Video: Success Through Stillness with Russell Simmons

By Melissa Eisler

Russell Simmons is uber successful. He’s a music producer, CEO, and philanthropist—and he attributes much of his success to his yoga and meditation practice.

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Springtime Mindfulness

Springtime Mindfulness: 6 Ways to Invigorate Your Practice

By Melissa Eisler

Take advantage of the extra hours of daylight, vibrant colors, and excitement of the spring season with a springtime mindfulness practice.

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How to Say No with Grace and Diplomacy

By Melissa Eisler

Saying no is an important skill to learn to make sure you’re focused on your priorities in life. Here are four steps on how to say no that won’t offend the person who’s requesting your time or attention.

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4 Reasons You Should Meditate in the Morning

By Melissa Eisler

When is the best time would be for you to start meditating? Here are four good reasons why you should trade your snooze button for a morning meditation.

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How to Boost Your Productivity with EQ

By Melissa Eisler

It may seem like a stretch to say you can boost your productivity with emotional intelligence. On the surface, emotions don’t seem relevant to productivity. But research will tell you otherwise—EQ plays a significant role getting stuff done.

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Emotional Intelligence: The Role of Emotions in Our Health, Happiness and Productivity

By Melissa Eisler

Research has found that emotional intelligence level can predict everything from leadership skills, academic performance, job satisfaction, and overall health and well-being. Find out how it is that emotions matter that much.

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Why You Should Add the Word "NO" to Your Vocabulary

By Melissa Eisler

No one has enough time to do all of the things they love to do, so life becomes about prioritizing the most important to-dos. If you end up saying YES to everything, you won’t have time for the things that you most value.

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16 Ways to Make Your 2016 More Mindful

By Melissa Eisler

Want to set a 2016 goal that will have a lasting impact on your life? Add a dose of mindfulness to your every day. Here are 16 easy ways to get started. 

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5 Steps to Mindful Goal Setting

By Melissa Eisler

What happens if you set resolutions and goals when your mind isn’t settled? Follow these steps to find focus and make sure your New Year’s goals lead to a productive and happy New Year. 

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Jungle Lessons

7 Things I Learned From a Week in the Jungle

By Melissa Eisler

I just got back from our second annual yoga and mindfulness retreat deep in the jungle of Costa Rica. I’m returning back to life in California, but I’ll take with me these lessons.

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Era of Mass Distraction

By Melissa Eisler

We are living in a world that doesn’t really support mindfulness, with technology that doesn’t support us staying present. What can we do to change this?

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10 Mini Meditations to Help You Reset

By Melissa Eisler

Take the edge off of everyday stress and build focus with mini meditations. These short bursts of mindfulness can have a profound impact on your life.

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Video: How to Achieve More By Doing Less

By Melissa Eisler

Watch this 15-minute video filled with practical advice on how to dial back the overwhelm and busyness, to dial up the creativity, joy, and productivity.

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Morning Ritual

Morning Routines: Why and How to Start

By Melissa Eisler

The first thing you do when you wake up will set the tone for your entire day. Follow this guide to design a morning routine that’ll set you up for success.

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