Toni Kuhn

Restoring Balance


You may find yourself trying to balance more things in your life as we enter the holiday season. In order to remain calm and happy, you must learn how to decide what to hold on to, and what to let go of. Ask yourself questions like:

” Do I really need to make such an elaborate meal for my family”?

“Do I really need to have so many people over for a meal”?

“Can I ask for help with hosting the party this year”?

“Why am I holding on to this anger and frustration with this person”?

“Why am I working so hard only to find myself exhausted”?

Sometimes we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to entertain, host, and please our family and friends. Ask yourself if your are doing this out of obligation or the shear joy of it. If you find that you do enjoy it, but it is very hard to do on your own, ask for help. Split up the work and let some of the things go.

Sometimes we find that certain people in our lives cause us pain and frustration. This could be a family member or a friend. You have to decide if you want to hold on to the relationship or let it go. Remind yourself that you always have a choice in a relationship. No one has to stay in a relationship, even if it is a family member.

Sometimes you have to ask yourself very difficult questions to bring balance in your life. It is never too late.

  • Sit.
  • Contemplate.
  • Breathe.
  • Let go of what is no longer serving you and balance will be restored.

Rumi quote - letting go


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