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Find Your Balance

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Balance is something we all strive for at one time or another. We want to find a balance between work and play or family and friends, but what about finding a balance when things are a little messier? We know that we aren’t always going to have it easy, but nothing worth having in life comes without effort. You must, however, put that effort where it matters. Try to find a balance within your life. Continue reading to learn more.

Finding Your Life’s Balance

So many people try to find life’s balance. What they should be doing, however, is finding their own balance. Life, and everything in it, is subjective. No one knows your strengths and weaknesses better than you, so don’t let others dictate your life’s balance. You have the ability to control what you give your power to. In your recovery, there are going to be temptations. What may be good for someone else — one glass of wine with dinner — may not be good for you because you are staying sober. Don’t let other people dictate your balance. You must create your balance. Ask yourself what makes your life feel right. Craft your balance around that answer. What are you doing and how are you feeling when everything “clicks” just right? That is the balance you should strive for.

How Can You Find Your Balance?

Finding your balance means ranking your priorities. If you don’t have a list of things that are important to you, you won’t be able to find your balance. You probably have some things that you do that you wish you didn’t have to do. Guess what: you don’t have to force yourself to do something if it is not serving you. If your actions do not align with your values, you are going to have a major imbalance. For example, you are trying to stay sober. If you feel obligated to go out for drinks with your coworkers on Fridays after work, you probably aren’t going to have a good time because that isn’t your scene anymore. So, be firm in your values and say “no, thank you” the next time you are asked to do something that doesn’t serve you or align with your values.

Arbor Behavioral Healthcare is here to help you find your balance in your recovery. Call us today at 844-413-2690. We can’t wait to speak with you and help get you on your path today!