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A Simple Way to Start Living a Balanced Life

Posted: 02/26/2013 6:04 pm

I know we talk about living a balanced life. But at the end of last year, I was not feeling balanced at all.

In fact, there were pieces of me that were feeling burnt out and wanted nothing more than go live on a little island somewhere and just chill. Seriously, I had some pretty dark thoughts. I needed to revisit my truth. I needed to be with myself and I needed to have some time away.

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Here is what I decided to do, which not only changed my perspective, but also gave me a clearer picture of who I am. It gave me clarity on how to live my life more authentically and gain motivation rather than feeling forced by all the "shoulds" in my life.

So... If you are feeling forced in your life, overwhelmed by the "shoulds" and a bit lacking in the motivation department -- I have something really cool to share with you. I chose to take a techno fast. Here is what I did: I took Facebook and my email off my phone and I shut my down my computer without checking a single email for almost three weeks.

It's up to you as to how you want to run your own techno fast, but here are the rules:

Set a time frame: you don't have to do it as long as mine, but I would suggest a minimum of 5 days. It can take a while to come off the adrenaline of checking something every 5 minutes.

Set yourself up for success: take email off your phone, put away your computer because you WILL be tempted. If you have ever done a food cleanse you will know what I mean.

Tell people in your life: so you are accountable.

After a few days, you realize all the emotions that you have been avoiding by hopping on Facebook or checking email every few minutes.

You will be more closely aligned with your Femmes. You will gain clearer ideas about your own prosperity, pleasure and balance as a woman.

Once you have this time -- utilize it! You will see how much time you spend focused on other people's agendas, other people's opinions of you and settle into the quiet. Start a journal during your techno fast. Ask yourself what you really want? What have you not been liking? What do you require to change in your life to start loving it again? these answers are invaluable to us and they can change the direction and results in our lives immediately. When you return, I invite you to set your intention. Bring the balance of your life back with you.

I have chosen not to add Facebook or email back to my phone. I have also chosen not to check emails or open my computer over the weekends.

You will feel more in control of your life than you have in a long time and settle back into the natural state of balance that is calling you.

What do you do to re-balance your life?

FemmeType Insight: This is for your Indie, she requires time and space to re-balance.
Your Frenchie loves creating space for herself to realign. Your New Yorker will receive what she needs to make her next move this year.

Visit me at www.elegantfemme.com for more tips and techniques on how to have more beauty, prosperity and balance if your life.

 

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