Rebecca Donoghue, Hypnotherapist
As we celebrate the New Year, it’s traditional to reflect on the year that has passed and think about changes you want to make to improve your life in the months ahead.
As a busy working mum, one thing that I have struggled with for many years is balance – I’m sure I’m not alone!
To me, a balanced lifestyle is simply a state of existence, in which one has time and energy for both life’s responsibilities and pleasures. Yet it’s easy to allow the demands of everyday life to destabilise us, resulting in a negative effect in all areas of life.
To achieve balance, I’ve decided to assess what is important to me and work out just how much time and energy I’m willing to devote to each area of my life. I’ve included spending quality time with family and friends, health and fitness, work, solitude and meditation, community and giving, personal growth and fun. So, my promise to myself in 2019 is to no longer allow certain elements of life to take up an excessive amount of time, energy, or effort and allow myself the reserves I need to nurture the other aspects of life that are fulfilling and equally as (if not more) important.
It goes without saying that balance is difficult to incorporate into your life. Living a balanced life, however, can help you attain a greater sense of happiness, health, and fulfillment. So, for me, 2019 is the year of balance.