Updated: May 31, 2020
A lot of people are trying to find their balance in life these days. They've been following all the right 'guidelines' to a happy and healthy life. Each day wanting to make sure we've got enough rest, do something useful, eat right, sleep enough, get some exercise and enjoy the day too. We're working hard to find the right soundtrack to your day, week, month or life.
Sometimes you've worked hard to find that right balance and all of a sudden, good-bye feel-good song and hello static on the radio! You've been getting to know yourself, thought you figured it out but it just doesn't seem to feel right anymore. You don't know what happened and by trying to figure out WHY you're only getting more frustrated. Sounds familiar? What do we do with this sudden change of pace, this disturbance in the force or static that's crushing your tunes. Do we change the channel, find a new favourite song and start over?
Picture yourself listening to your favourite song on the radio, that perfect tune that forms the soundtrack of your day. It took you some time to find the right frequency and you're good to go. You know what I'm talking about: The sun is out and you're just jamming, singing along and feeling that groove with not a cloud in sight. The days don't seem to get better than this. All your hard work has paid off and you're enjoying life to the fullest. All you have to do each day is flip on the radio and boogie to that beat.
Then one day you turn on the radio and it doesn't seem to sound the same anymore. When you first hear a little crack in the beat, you just brush it off and keep singing along. When it happens again, you start to wonder what's going on? Did you or someone else touch the frequency? Did you bump the radio and got it out of tune? You might just need to adjust it a little bit to get back. All of a sudden it's starting to be more static than tunes and you really get ticked off. What do you do when this happens? Do you start flipping switches even more, change the antenna's position, turn the knobs to mess with the frequency, turn-off the radio or even throw it out because you immediately assume it's broken?
Let's take a moment and think about this. The tunes were great, you didn't change anything and nobody can touch your radio but you. Maybe there's just a cloud passing by messing up the signal or perhaps somebody at the station touched the wrong switches? You know what you've done and what happened to the radio. Stay away from the knobs, don't go flipping switches and wait to see if it finds the right jam again all on it's own. Perhaps you need to turn down the volume for a while. Before we know it, if we wait, that cloud might pass or the broadcaster might fix what they did.
When, one day, you're feeling out of place, your flow isn't as good as the day before and you're feeling out of tune. Remember, you've put a lot of effort in finding your balance and getting in tune with your needs. Trust yourself and don't go flipping switches or turning knobs. You know yourself better than anyone else and you know what you need. Check if you're still on the same frequency or if you need to do so, make some small adjustments. Make sure your five basics are taken care of (structure, sleep, food, exercise and social). Take that extra break, get some exercise or finish that project. Otherwise, wait a bit and your tunes will turn back up.
Tune in next time,