Falling Back? How to Find Balance During Transitions

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When you’re falling back, how do you keep your balance?

Falling back is how we describe the return to Standard Time in the States.

And while it initially means an extra hour of sleep for many, it’s a jarring change.

Falling back and balance:

Finding and maintaining balance in your life is challenging.

This is especially true during times of transition.  And what is fall if not, quintessentially, a time of transition?

As we move toward winter and prepare, in most of the US, to let go of Daylight Saving Time, I’d like to offer you some tips and insights to help enhance your understanding of balance.

Balance comes from drawing on your full range of energies. 

It’s less about how much time you schedule for each part of your life than it is about how you approach activities energetically.

For example, if you follow up an ambitious day at work with a long run, then work on a sewing project until bedtime, you aren’t allowing yourself to relax, reflect, and simply BE.  Likewise, if you end a day of caregiving at work by tending to family needs, you haven’t challenged yourself in physical or creative endeavors.

Your drive, your receptivity, your originality, and your caring are all distinct energies that complement one another. Their variety adds depth to your life.

Balance is about how you use your energy. 

It entails living in dynamic equilibrium.

Learn to recognize the feminine energy and masculine energy that feed your vitality.  Observe when you create and dream, and when you take action.  Alternating freely between these 2 energies helps you balance and integrate what is essential in your life.

It’s about taking care of yourself.

To balance your life, learn to pause and identify messages you may be working from. Balance comes from discerning each fear you hold and how it drives your choices from moment to moment. As you become aware of your rhythm, you can pace yourself more successfully.

This becomes especially important during the transition that we call ‘falling back.’ How do you accommodate this change in your daily rhythm? You will sense when effort needs to be followed by something restorative. To live in dynamic equilibrium, learn to accept that you can only be in one energetic place at a time.

Activate balance with aware actions.

Observing yourself and embracing lessons from your intuition are fundamental balance skills. Attune yourself to the signals your body provides to assess the situation, your environment, and your choices. You may initially feel like ‘falling back’ gains you an hour, but watch how it affects your daily routines. How will you adjust? Act from an enlightened, inspired, balanced position.

Balance is creating harmony with yourself.

Using your time and energy harmoniously will smooth out the wrinkles in your day. You will feel more content and grounded by creating a balanced base for your daily activities after falling back to Standard Time — or ANY time.

Assess your choices and motivation by asking questions about how you are using your time.

  • What do you need more or less of to create a balanced base? 
  • How are you off-center?
  • What happens?
  • How can you regain your balance in this moment?

And for more help…

Change is a fact of life, but do you sometimes feel like it’s coming at you too fast? Or does it pop up unexpectedly and throw all your plans awry? Well, I’d like to share a time tool that helps. no matter what kind of change you’re dealing with.

It’s titled How to Partner with Change and Aging, and to discover more about it right now, just click here: https://thetimefinder.com/partnering-with-change.html

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