Finding your mental Chi
Are you among the millions struggling to obtain a healthy work/life balance? Well if you are join the club! Honestly, I don’t know of anyone who isn’t challenged with this but I’ll tell you to achieve it you must be of sound mind.
Finding the proverbial “sound mind” isn’t as easy as typing the words. Sure anyone can tell you how to do it, but it takes patience, time and practice to achieve. Don’t expect it to happen your first time, probably not even your second – more like your tenth but gaining a little ground with each try will give you the boost to make it happen. Before you know it, that lost time for yourself will be a thing of the past.
If you have small children find a positive, enriching way to help them stay busy so you can have your ‘me’ time. Pop their favorite video into the DVD player or put a learning game into the gaming system. This will keep them busy long enough for you to catch your breath.
There were many times as a child we were challenged with entertaining ourselves which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Trust me, nothing can replace family time but by allowing a child to self-engage you are unleashing their creativity. I don’t know about you, but I find I am at the height of my game when I’m left alone.
Take your children shopping for games that promote “Educational Chi.” It will be an exciting and rewarding way to spend time together, maybe stop and grab a bite to eat afterwards. Their tummies will be full and they will be jumping at the bit to play their new game. This will keep them busy while you get time to yourself.
Everyone needs to find their “Mental Chi” whether it’s in the form of exercise, eating healthy, reading, drawing, painting or just blocking out an hour of your day to do absolutely nothing. This will give your mind a much needed break to re-boot and re-organize which overtime will make mundane daily tasks become a thing of the past.
Find your Zen then run with it, in the interim you may discover hidden talents you didn’t know you had. Who knows, you might be the next Michelangelo.
Take time for yourself, it’s the only path to good mental health.