What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word balance? Do you automatically think about your eating habits? Balancing a career with your home life? Performing balance exercises like standing on one leg? What does the word balance mean?
According to dictionary.com, balance is defined as a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight, amount, etc.
When there is balance in life, all areas of our life (i.e. work, home, health, etc.) are organized and everything falls into place more easily. Impossible you say? I believe that we can all achieve balance (not to be confused with perfection). You can’t do it all at once of course, but you can achieve it by starting small. Taking on all aspects of your life that you want to fix at the same time would be too stressful. What we can do is work on one aspect of our lives (i.e. our eating habits) at a time and work on it until we are happy with it.
If you like many people want to overhaul your eating habits, I recommend utilizing a tool called ChooseMyPlate.gov provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image - a meal place setting. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate (or cup or bowl). To learn more about building healthy eating habits, you can select a food group from the choices provided on the site.
Other topics covered by this site include weight management and calories, physical activity, super tracker and other tools, printable materials and ordering, and healthy eating tips.
So, take it one day at a time and one issue at a time and your life will be balanced before you know it.