Written by Erica Hoese of Xo-Erica
We are made up of 3 parts: mind, body, and spirit.
I want you to imagine a 3-legged stool. Each of the legs represents our mind, our body, and our spirit.
Now, imagine if one of the stool legs comes loose or broken. What would you have left?
A wobbly stool that you couldn’t use, let alone sit on.
I used to go through life like this, a little off balance.
When one of those areas was low, I tried to fill the void with other things (such as negative thoughts about myself, looking for others approval, not eating healthy, not working out consistently).
People often ask me, "How do you do it all-- juggle family, fitness, and my business?" and I laugh a little because life is a balancing act. You can't give 100% of yourself to every part of your life. I can't, you can't. Some days certain areas are going to get more focus than others and that's ok.
There is no such a thing as balance, but I do believe it’s about finding your balance and what works for YOU. The gateway to our minds, is through nutrition and fitness and once those areas are strong, then we can truly step into our authentic power.
In order for us to become physically and mentally strong, we need to work on all 3 things. By moving our bodies, eating well, making healthy choices, and surrounding ourselves with a positive tribe, it will help us to become more balanced. And as our bodies become stronger, we will naturally become stronger mentally.
It’s a practice... and more times than not, we'll become off-balance once in awhile and that's ok. Because when we have the right tools and support system, we can always find our way back.
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