Do you ever feel like you have a lot on your plate and can’t seem to find the perfect balance between time for yourself and other things going on in your life? While it may seem impossible to find the equilibrium in our lives, there are things we can do to have more control of where our time is spent and how much energy we devote to something in our lives. Listed below are 3 techniques to achieve the equilibrium in your life to not feel overwhelmed. 

Be fully present

When you are with someone, it’s important to immerse yourself in the present moment instead of having your mind think about the future or past. How can you do this? Listen actively with every part of your body. Multitasking is the enemy of focus. Sure, as humans we all would love to believe we can multitask by listening to someone and doing something else. However, this is simply not true. When you truly set aside all distractions/worries and focus on the person in front of you, your relationships will begin to flourish and you will experience a happier life.

Remove Technology as much as possible: 

While technology has certainly helped humanity connect with each other thousands of miles away, it has also left some people addicted to their smartphones and not in touch with others around them. Social media is a powerful tool to share what’s going on in your life, but often it is a distorted image without the full story behind it. Some images and statuses tend to be “fake” and most of the time we tend to only see the best part of social media. This distraction has caused us to compare ourselves with others, which is never a positive thing. After work or before bed, separate yourself from technology.  You will begin to focus on yourself and stop comparing yourself to others. 

Quit Overthinking: 

Obviously easier said than done, overthinking can lead to insecurities to develop further and a loss of confidence. How does this affect the equilibrium in your life? Well, the worry and doubt can begin to consume your mind and that leads to poorer decisions that will throw off control of your life even further. One thing to remember is you are in control of your mind. You spend the majority of your time in your mind: make it a nice place to be. Fill it with positive thoughts and write down something you are grateful for every day.