More than anything else, the quest for individual fulfillment is gripping the world in the age of self-help books, spiritual healing, and social justice. We’re looking more and more into ourselves to question whether we’re in a level, stable and happy place, and we’re pursuing sources of balance and fulfillment when we feel that something is missing. This is all a part of life’s journey, but knowing how to balance an apparently unstable period of life is one of those skills that’ll set you in good stead forever, ensuring you’re well positioned to recover from life’s ups and downs.
An internal feeling of disharmony and imbalance can be quite easy to detect: it can manifest itself in anxiety, restlessness, exhaustion or simply a gut feeling that something’s not right. As animals, we humans act predominantly on instinct by reacting to such cues from our bodies and brains, but taking a step back from our biological mechanisms is a smart way of taking stock of one’s situation in order to plan for a future that is more fulfilled, happy and balanced. Assess where the trouble lies before taking steps to tackle it.
Once you’ve taken stock of the disquiet inside you – it may be a physical, psychological or emotional issue – you will be far better prepared for the process that follows: positive steps to balance things in your body and mind. Common forms of internal imbalance are job or relationship insecurity, social stress, emotional strain, and the acting upon poor lifestyle choices, like smoking, drinking or drug-taking to excess. Solutions will become evident when the problem is located: it’s just a case of taking the time to be self-critical, leading to a clear picture of one’s problems.
One of the ways to encourage a healthy and happy lifestyle is to enact sometimes brutal change in one’s life with the aim to dislocate a damaging source of negativity. This is sometimes a very tempting option, especially for those who feel they can clearly see what’s bringing them into an unstable or unfulfilled place. Quitting drinking, ending a harmful relationship, or taking steps to live a healthier, more productive lifestyle are all examples of smart change enactment that can improve one’s lifestyle.
Despite this, it’s not always a good idea to simply treat an imbalance in life as if it has a single, definable source. Life is complex and your life will undoubtedly have a multitude of determinate factors that affect your feelings of fulfillment and happiness: it’s not usually so simple as making basic changes to lifestyle. In this sense, it can be more appropriate to target the very source of imbalance, as the next tip details.
The Root of the Problem
Getting to the root of the problem involves seeking out the deeper-lying emotional issue which might be the true source of some negative feelings and behaviors in one’s life. A simple example is to recognize that you’re drinking too much alcohol. It is more than likely that alcohol itself is not the problem, but an underlying problem is causing you to drink to excess. This is where you might need to bring in the help of professionals, who’re trained and experienced in locating the source of these problems.
You’ll have two main options in the medical field, and that’s through the advice of a therapist, or the treatments of a specialist doctor. The former will help guide you to a place where you can recognize a larger change that must take place in your life, while the latter will be able to advise some medical practices that can improve body harmony and balance. One such example is treatment through bioidentical hormones – detailed further on this website – which can achieve an internal balance in the body and mind though altering the chemicals that tell our body what and how to feel.
Seek Spiritual Solace
No, this isn’t about selling out to the latest fad in spiritual therapy, nor is it about becoming one with the world or aligning one’s chakras. It’s actually simply about letting go of some of the negative feelings that can begin to govern our attitudes towards life in dark, sinister and almost invisible ways. Examples of such emotions are jealousy and envy, cynicism and pessimism, anger and violence, self-doubt and self-hatred. These aspects of one’s internal world can cause real damage and this alone is a fantastic reason to amputate such negativity.
There’s no one-size-fits-all advice when it comes to realizing a spiritual breakthrough in which you let go of, or move beyond, something that’s been bringing a sense of disharmony to your life. It’s something of an individual journey, and it requires self-care in the sense that you’ll have to be kind to both yourself and others around you. Don’t ignore this metaphysical advice until you’ve seriously considered it yourself.
Maximize the Good
When all is said and done, and all the above have been followed to the letter, there may still linger a sense of not-quite-fulfillment inside you. Perhaps life’s not about reaching a zen state of utter fulfillment, but about the journey: whatever your philosophy, you can’t do much harm in simply maximizing the good times, like hanging out with friends, spending quality time with loved ones, following your passions, or practicing your hobbies.
The same goes for the sort of oft-repeated healthy lifestyle tips that you’ll have heard a thousand times: eat a balanced diet; sleep for an appropriate length of time each night; avoid damaging lifestyle habits; exercise with regularity; find a purpose in your work; and find some deep enjoyment, relaxation and happiness in your leisure time. These will all bring you to a happier, more fulfilled and certainly more balanced way of life. It’s also the best, most solid base from which to consider any deeply-held issues that you’ll find the strength to tackle head-on, so concentrate on these simple things in order to find focus on the difficult things in life.
A balanced, fulfilled lifestyle should be high on everyone’s agenda; bear these tips in mind to bring out the happy, positive side while gently reducing any negativity held within.