When do you feel alive? Fulfilled? Balanced?
I hear a variety of responses to that question...
"I'll feel better when I'm in a relationship."
"I'll feel balanced if they cure my illness."
"I'd feel alive if I had more in my savings account."
"I would feel fulfilled if my book got published."
"I'll feel alive when my credit cards get paid off."
"I will feel balanced when my house is clutter free."
"I only feel balanced when I'm with my kids."
You may notice, in these statements, fulfillment will only come in the future when something is obtained. "My life will be good when I find that new relationship or cure or publication or bonus."
Unfortunately this is not the case. We all know that once we obtain something on our list, our mind just starts looking for the next area that's lacking.
How can you start living a life of balance and fulfillment? Begin by listing three of your values you hold deep in your soul. Here are just a few possible values; faith, love, belonging, helpfulness, leadership, bravery, humor, learning and creativity.
Each day start an inner dialogue of when you use a value and how it showed up in your life. For example; "Today I was brave when I decided to go to the party alone. In the past, I wouldn't have gone to such an event single." Or "Today I was helpful to my neighbor and it felt really good."
So when we live a life true to ourselves, we feel content. And there is no greater feeling then that