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Ingredients for a balanced self

What heals you, brings you back into balance, makes you feel whole and wholesome?

This is what Arête over at the Aroused blog is asking us this week. It’s a profound question to which there is a myriad of answers. Not only between individuals, but also within one person, depending on the situation and the needs therein.

For me, ingredients for a balanced self, are (in no particular order):

  • authentic relationships
  • heartfelt conversations
  • social interaction
  • alone time
  • a creative outlet
  • exercise
  • nature
  • travel

Some of these are hard to come by, now that there’s a pandemic going on. Since we’ll be in it for the long haul, I think it’s important to keep on keeping on. Everybody is a bit out of balance these days and we’re all doing our best to navigate this new world. I think I need to grow more of what I’ve learned is a key ingredient for keeping my balance: being kind to myself.

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