A friend chuckled at me the other day when I told him I balance my cheque book. That got me thinking a bit… and I think balancing a cheque book is a little like balancing your life. Cheques are debits from your bank account. Pay cheques are credits to your bank account. It’s important they are in balance… in should equal out… or you’ll have trouble.
What about your life? Good days, happy events, positive people and positive influences are like pay cheques- credits into your bank of SELF. Bad days, draining and negative events and life challenges are like debits to your bank of SELF. What happens if you don’t balance? You might start to feel like you’re swinging a lot one way or the other.
I believe it’s important to be in balance. Just as the negatives are needed to learn and grow, the positives are needed to recharge and refresh. Both are very necessary and fundamental elements of life. But it’s always important to remember to balance.
If you feel a bit down, give yourself a lift. When life hands you a challenge, take a few minutes of me-time that same day to refresh and rejuvenate. That might be a good book, a glass of wine, or a hug from a friend. When you have an amazing day of compliments and positive events, take a minute to count your blessings, remember your roots, and give a smile or some spare change to someone who’s cheque book is a little less balanced than your own.
But remember to keep your balance.