The Power of Recharging and the Importance of Balance
As a person that loves to be busy I also love my downtime and try to live my life as balanced as I can. This sense of balance just recently came into my life in my early 30’s as I finally saw the value and extreme importance in working hard but also “letting things go”. Every now and then you need a “recharge” and whether that recharge is daily (I like a good bath and glass of wine, adult colouring book, and a great workout), or a couple of times a year like taking a week-long vacation, a “recharge” is imperative to maintain balance and to reach your most productive state.
Two years ago, I found myself completely unbalanced and was running on empty. I was not fully content with anything I was doing (and I was doing a lot), working as a Recruitment Consultant full time, teaching dance a couple of nights a week, Assistant Coaching a professional cheerleading/dance team, and coordinating the dance and staging for a large production show in the city at Christmas time. Oh yes, and I just got married (needless to say that did not last). I found myself unhappy, exhausted and frankly a little lost. In the last two years, I have let some things go and really focused on what made me happy. I have now found a “home” at Recruitment Partners where I can really focus on my career as a Recruitment Consultant and I still have time to partake in my other passion of “dance” as I still teach once a week in the evening. I have time with my amazing nieces and time for me (to take a hot yoga class or attend Orange Theory, or chill at home with a book). I have just returned from a relaxing week vacation, that the man that “balances” me took me on, to the beautiful island of Turks and Caicos.
I now try to live my life by this quote:
“Balance is the key. In everything you do. Dance all night long and practice yoga the next day. Drink wine but do not forget your green juice. Eat chocolate when your heart wants it and kale salad when your body needs it. Wear high heels on Saturday and walk barefoot on Sunday. Live high and low. Move and stay still. Embrace all sides of who you are. Be brave, bold, spontaneous and loud and let that complement your abilities to find silence, patience, modesty and peace. Aim for balance. Make your own rules and follow your own path and don’t let anybody tell you how to live according to theirs”.
I used to feel like I had to always be busy and always be working to be the most successful that I could be, but often my best ideas and thoughts come when I step away, when I “let things (and people) go”. Things stop working when the battery is dead and so do we as humans. Take time to find out what makes you feel balanced, it might not be the beach vacations that I love that are filled with floating on the ocean, bungee jumping, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and eating great food and sipping on great drinks, yours might be a completely different kind of “recharge” but remember to do it. Balance is key! Recharging your mind, soul, and body is extremely important for your sanity and quite honestly, for you to be the best “you” you can be!
These are just some words of advice from a “recharged” woman fresh off a beach vacation in Turks and Caicos! Feeling ready to take on my Monday!
“And at the end of the day your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling” – Shanti
A blog by our: Nicole Kittlitz