It can be hard to feel balanced in the modern world. With so many things vying for our attention, we can often feel as if we’re being pulled in so many different directions we’re not even sure which way is up. Work, school runs, managing the social calendars of children who seem have way more of a social life than we could even hope to have, bills, office politics all take up space in our brains, leaving us feeling like we’ve no space left for ourselves. 

People talk of balance as this thing we should all just have in our lives, but it’s really hard to feel at all balanced when you’re rushing from pillar to post, trying to keep everyone happy. Whether it’s work stress, home stress or that unique stress that comes from commuting between the two, we’re more likely to feel that the only balance we have in our lives is the balancing act we perform to try and keep everything together.

Stop for a moment. Take a deep breath and re-focus on what’s important.