The Therapy Corner

Creating Balance

In life we all have to mindful to maintain the proper amount of balance.  Balance is important in our physical lives, our social lives and our family life.  As a physical therapist, I am usually talking about the balance needed in our physical lives.  Balance between opposing muscle groups, balance in your ankle knee and hip (which keeps you from falling) and balance in structures (alignment).  However in this issue, I want to talk more about balance in the family/personal life.

Monday through Friday most of us are on a strict schedule, running to pick and drop off kids, running to the store for items to cook later, running (rushing to work) to be there on time, running home to make dinner, running to cook, running to eat, running to prepare for the next day.  Some either work on the weekends, or at least have a ton of other duties that are scheduled that we continue to run to.  I know, because every day I find myself in this same maze of running and doing and preparing, rarely feeling like I am stopping.  And by Sunday feeling more exhausted as I again go into yet another week on being unbalanced. 

Why unbalanced?  Well the term balance means A. an equal distribution of weight allowing someone to remain upright and B. a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.

When we are running around “like a chicken with our head cut off” (as they used to say in Mississippi) then we become unbalanced.  Our lives are not in equal proportions and we rarely feel like we are upright.  We need to realize that if we do not find that proper balance.  Balance is very important for us to maintain a healthy lifestyle which includes decreased stress and increased activity.  We need to find a balance between work life/family life and taking care of ourselves.

Ways to take care of your self

  • Read a book
  • Take a long relaxing bath
  • Sit outside and listen to nature
  • Go for a walk
  • Exercises
  • Get a Massage
  • Pray and Meditate
  • Take a minute to just sit in the car before going into the house
  • Plus many more

Stop in for a Massage/Myofascial Release/Reiki session so we can help you Balance Your Life.

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About the author 

Anointed Hands Physical Therapy and Wellness

Jameka has focused her 18+ years of experience treating pediatrics, geriatrics, and athletes to become a well-rounded Physical Therapist. She is certified in Dry Needling, Myofascial Release, Pilates Mat and Equipment, Functional Movement and Taping, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations, and Cupping. Her patients are like family to her and she is dedicated to helping people improve function without unneeded surgeries or steroid injections!

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