Ahhh, life balance.Â I took a look through all the requests for coaching received through the International Coach Federation Website in the last month.Â Roughly, 80-90% of those folks requesting life coaching, listed life balance as one of the areas they wish to work on.Â It is a hot topic.
Being a science type from university, I love the biological idea that we are all, as humans a full and complete living biological system, living within other full and complete living systems.Â When such a system is in balance, all parts of the system work together, feel energized and flow easily and effortlessly.Â When a biological system is out of balance, all hell breaks loose and the system moves from a state of equilibrium to a state of disequilibrium.Â
A really clear example of this from the area of the world where I live is in the effects of global warming.Â With the summer temperatures slightly higher than usual, the pine beetle is able to flourish for a longer life cycle and is destroying many of the pine forests.Â Now the actual temperature change is slight but the effects are disasterous.Â Another biological example of disequilibrium in a system are the dying coral reefs in the pacific ocean.
Enough of a science review!Â There is though, a lot of learning that can be transferred from living systems theory to personal life balance!Â Think of yourself as a finely tuned biological system.Â What happens if this system doesnâ€™t receive enough water, sunlight, rest, emotional intimacy etc.Â What happens if the â€œtemperatureâ€ around you gets too high, from emotional conflict, from running your life on adrenaline, from excessive energy expenditure without a balance in down time?
You got it!Â You become “out of balance” and may be in a perpetual state of disequilibrium without even knowing it!
What are your personal sign posts for “being in balance” and “being out of balance”?Â What is the “big win” of living a balanced life?Â What are those things in life that tip you out of balance?
If you need help with all this, I would love to support you!Â Think about trying a sample coaching session!
coach . catalyst . shakti sage
life & business coach for women