"But what about your needs? Do you have a balance pole?" someone asked me the other day. Well a balance pole is this imaginary pole that adds balance to everyday life. Imagine walking along a pole or tightrope, with the chaos and stress of work or family dramas weighing you down and you are swaying on the verge of loosing your balance almost falling off. Now imagine doing a class of yoga or going for a running, feeling alive and energised, thereby pulling you back up making you stronger mentally and physically to help you continue on your journey along the pole.
Write a list of things you enjoy doing, that make you feel good and healthy and strong, ready to cope with everyday chaos. Start making them happen, make the time to do them. Allocate time, write in your diary or calendar and "just do it". Whether is is going to yoga, walking the dog, going for a run, gardening, cooking, catching up with friends etc, taking time out for you is incredibly important. You are no good to anyone if you are not healthy mentally and physically when the going gets tough. I found this quote as well and this very much applies. Laughter is indeed the best medicine.
A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.