I used to be a roller coaster, a pogo stick, and a teeter totter. I pretty much was every analogy that promotes instability. I took the impulsive route of tattooing the Libra balance beam on me, but you don't need to go that far to live in balance.
A balanced life is all about focus and priorities. You need to set important principles and priorities you want and NEED in your life. Then, as simple as it sounds, you start the balanced journey as long as you stay focused with your game plan.