Balance is Key

Evolved individuals:

Avoid extremes,

Avoid extravagance,

Avoid excess.

– Tao Te Ching, No. 29

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Affirmations for Creating Balance in Your Life

Balance is power!

Excel without excess!

Excellence and balance are compatible partners for achievement in life.

Moderate, don’t proliferate!

I realize my dreams when I avoid the extremes.

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Guides for Creating Balance in All Areas of Your Life


  • Find opportunities to create a balance among different ways to accomplish your goals.  For example, plan your week with a balance of hardworking, challenging days and easier days. Or, you may find that two or three part-time jobs provide you with more variety and excitement during the week than one full-time position.


  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet to improve your health, well-being, and outlook toward life.  Consume fresh produce and unprocessed foods, meeting the needs of each major food group.


  • Cross-train!  Vary you exercise routine to keep you motivated and avoid a plateau in your fitness level.  Try biking, swimming, running, hiking, or a new group class at the gym.  Remember, moderation is key!


  • Focus your daily routine on what is important to you and avoid insignificant matters.  With fewer items on your “to-do list,” you will have more opportunities to create balance.

Avoid Overcommitment

  • Allow yourself time each day to be alone, reflecting, visualizing, meditating, or simply doing nothing at all to maintain balance in your life.
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I am a very balanced, fulfilled, happy person who attends to all aspects of living.

A life of balance is a life fulfilled.


Al Huang, C. & Lynch, J (1992).  Thinking Body Dancing Mind: Tao Sports for Extraordinary Performance in Athletics, Business, and Life. New York, NY: Bantam Books.

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