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10 More Tips for Living in Balance

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10 More Tips for Living in Balance

Clearly, the art of living in balance is not a simple thing, or else it wouldn’t take me two blog posts and 20 tips to share. It’s kind of like a buffet or store, where different tastes make for different choices—but the goal is to get what you want and need. So, here are 10 more tips to keep in your pocket.

1. Be nice. Niceness is not overrated. People who are not nice create lots of unnecessary misery for themselves and others. Niceness, on the other hand, creates tons of extra joy. In fact, right now, I am really looking forward to seeing the guys in my usual parking garage in NYC (haven’t seen them in a month). Because I’ve been nice to them, they are nice to me, and we start our days when we see each other with a jolt of joy.

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2. Believe in karma. If someone is not nice to you or does something bad, let the universe dole out the punishment. It’s not your job, so don’t waste time on it. There is a peacefulness that comes from believing that the only actions you are responsible for are your own.

3. Be strong and courageous. Just because you are nice and believe in karma doesn’t mean you should let people push you around. Know what you want, believe in yourself, and have the courage to make it happen—or go get it. Don’t let fear stop you!

4. Reward yourself in good ways. My favorite ways to reward myself are a monthly massage (Yea! I made it through another month!), pretty jewelry that I can pass on to my daughters one day, and free time to do whatever I want…that’s my favorite of all, and also the hardest to come by.

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5. Laugh a lot. This cannot be overdone. I can make almost anything seem funny if I think about it enough. I love to laugh, and I get even more joy from making others laugh…I think it comes from the fact that I used humor to diffuse tension in my childhood. But hey, it worked.

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10:42AM PST on Nov 29, 2011

This are great ideas, but not always easy to do. It is so easy to get caught up in the "rat race."

12:33AM PST on Nov 27, 2011

That's my clue, shutting down for now ... (make that INDIVIDUAL) ... sorry again, 'nite.

12:31AM PST on Nov 27, 2011

Dam ... make that INDIVIDAL dots ... sorry.

12:29AM PST on Nov 27, 2011

Hate to be the wet blanket here, but ...

in our world of imbalance at all levels, creating the possibility of this concept to fruition on a grand scale will remain "the impossible dream" ... if and until reality makes its reappearance OR all individuals trying to make it happen somehow connect their indiidual dots for a greater good. Just sayin' ...

7:47AM PST on Nov 20, 2011

great article

6:34PM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

Nice to practice just don't let others take an advantage on it.

1:50PM PDT on May 19, 2011

Thank you for sharing this. Lovely, beautiful, true. May the Universe bless you *

12:42PM PDT on May 18, 2011


10:39AM PDT on May 18, 2011

Great tips. thanks.

4:03PM PDT on May 17, 2011

Excellent tips. So vital to our happiness, our wholeness.

Peace & love.

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