When we think of the word balance, images that come to mind may be of a gymnast on a balance beam, a set of weighing scales or someone falling because they “lost their balance”.

Balance, to me, is essential to our health and well-being. When we have balance in our lives, we hold the key to health, happiness and prosperity.

Throughout history people have strived to find balance. Buddhism uses meditation as an instrument to maintain a healthy balance of body and mind. The Chinese find balance through the ancient study of Feng Shui. It is even thought that primitive man may have been meditating while gazing at their fires, thus, finding balance.

In our hurried lifestyles of today, we may find it difficult to create balance, harmony and prosperity in our environments. We rush through our days hustling to get things done, catching ourselves making the “when I get around to it”, “once I” or “someday” statements, only to find that the day has ended and our “around to it” hasn’t happened. Maybe tomorrow, we dream.

When we’re rushed, hurried and stressed out, we know we’re way out of balance by the signs our bodies give us. We feel tired, we get headaches, our digestive system speaks loudly through diarrhoea or constipation, we crave starchy and sugary foods because we need that quick fix to keep going, or we become angry and impatient with others as we constantly feel on edge. And not only that, but when our bodies PH level is out of whack and too acidic, we invite disease.

Finding balance in our lives doesn’t have to be a difficult task. It can be as simple as de-cluttering our homes, organizing our finances and creating a stick–to-it budget, delegating chores to others, planning meals and especially… spending time for ourselves. It’s important to realize that we cannot do it all, and if we truly want balance in our lives, we need to ask others for help.

As an advocate of healthy eating and proper nutrition, I believe the key for having and maintaining good health and wellness is to make sure we have a balanced diet. Including lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, rich whole grains, raw nuts and seeds, unprocessed oils and fats, and reducing the amount of packaged and processed foods we consume, will help to keep our body balanced. It’s also important to include high quality whole food and nutritional supplements (ie. BarleyLife®) in our diet to help make up the shortfall of today’s foods that are lacking in essential nutrients.

We don’t need to wait for “someday” to find balance and harmony in our life. Why not start today finding ways to regenerate and lead a balanced lifestyle? Take a walk, swim, play golf, dance, read, meditate, take yoga classes, listen/ play music, learn a new skill or go back to school. Eat a balanced diet, get plenty of rest and start taking care of you. Remember, life’s all about balance!

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Author's Bio: 

A Product Consultant and Member of The AIM Companies for over twenty years, Joanne Jackson takes pride in sharing her knowledge of nutrition and the AIM products with others. As an advocate of healthy eating and proper nutrition, Joanne understands that the choices we make, and choosing them wisely, is the key to wellness. Sign up for her informative free newsletter by visiting awealthofhealth.myaimstore.com.