a traveling Wife: Finding Your Balance + Giveaway







Finding Your Balance + Giveaway

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Thank you to Balance Bar and Walmart for providing me with a gift card to purchase items for this post.
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Sometimes I feel like I am juggling - juggling each day to take care of the house, chores, work on this blog, fuel for my body, and getting exercise in. There are only so many hours in the day and the to-do list only seems to get longer. I find that there is a fine line to losing yourself in the day-to-day grind and finding the perfect balance.

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We all live different lifestyles but it is important to take care of yourself and find your balance. Incorporating a balance in your life can lead to a happier well-being, and who doesn't want that? These are my tips to finding YOUR balance;
Click to tweet: Follow these five steps to finding your balance.
Cut back. Cut back on chores, responsibilities, certain foods, and commitments. By trimming out all these extras, there is time to focus on you and your needs. I know I love to-do lists but do I really need to get everything done in one day? Usually not, so cutting back on the things I need done now allows me to focus my energy elsewhere.

Also, don't worry about letting people down by saying no to commitments. When you are stressed and overwhelmed, it will show in your emotions and actions.

Meditate. Whether this be sitting with a quiet mind for 5 minutes, or reading a book, or exercising, just clear your mind to help boost creativity. Don't beat yourself up repeating your to-do list over and over again in your head. Let the mind be still for just a moment to reserve your energy for another task.

Eat good fuel. I love my carbs. I do, but they just don't always offer me the best fuel to keep me going all day. Some of my favorite energy packed snacks are nuts, fruit, veggies, and protein rich foods. While working towards your balance, it's nice to have easy-to-grab snacks ready like the Balance bare bars at Walmart. You don't have to think or cook if you keep Balance bare bars by your side. Again, reserving this extra energy to be used elsewhere. 

Disconnect. Turn off the computer, phone, tv, or anything that is distracting. Multitasking is fun but I often get distracted. 

Be active. It sounds counterproductive to put your energy towards being active if energy is needed for other tasks. Honestly, I find myself getting into a slump when I sit all day at my computer. If I am able to break up my day by incorporating a walk, run, or other activity, I have much more energy to keep me going throughout the day. The endorphins must play into this. There are tons of quick and easy workout moves all over the web to help give you ideas. 


Now because I think these bars are great and I think you are pretty cool, here's a fun little giveaway. One way to balance your budget is to receive free stuff!!


If you don't win, you can always just go to Walmart to purchase these yourself. Right now they have a 4+1 value on the bars and $1 coupon inside.

17 comments:

  1. These bars look great! I will have to try them :)
    -Liz
    www.TheCleanEatingCouple.com

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    1. They are tasty and a perfect snack just to keep in your purse or bag. They came in handy over the weekend! :)

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  2. I find balance by trying to make sure I schedule in rest time with all of my commitments!

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    1. Yes!! That is a fantastic way to bring balance to your world.

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  3. Great post! I love all of your tips on finding balance. It is a struggle for me to take breaks from behind the computer and I totally need to get better about this! Unplugging is so important too and something I don't do enough of.

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    1. Thanks, Carly! The internet really has a way of pulling us in a keeping our attention. :) You could consider setting up an alarm throughout the day to take 15 minutes for yourself.

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  4. I find balance by taking a few minutes every day for some alone time.

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    1. Alone time is so important. Sometimes I get really overwhelmed when there is a lot of noise, commotion, or distractions surrounding me.

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  5. I try to get plenty of rest and exercise.

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  6. I find balance in my life by always fitting in time to myself every day. Between being a full time student, working 30 hours a week, and being the care taker of my mother with severe early onset Alzheimers, it's a must!

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    1. Wow, you are busy! That is so great that you are dedicating time for yourself.

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  7. I find balance by making time for myself

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    1. That is so important! I'm so glad that you have dedicated time for yourself.

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  8. I find balance by keeping organized and taking advantage of scheduling.

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    1. Oh, organization is key! I would be so stressed out if I wasn't organized.

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