Disclosure: I am a Balance Bar Insider for 2015. All opinions are my own.
98% of Americans say achieving and maintaining balance in their life is important, however, only 14% say they are consistently balance.
I can definitely believe in the stats above because it holds true in my own life. There just seems so much to do in a day, week, month, year - that finding the time and right balance to juggle it all seems daunting. The Balance Project was launched by the makers of Balance Bar® to improve America's levels of balance.
Balance is a very fluid goal, as our levels of balance are always fluctuating, even day-to-day and season-to-season. For example, Americans report being the most balanced on Saturdays, and the least balanced on Mondays. They also indicate that they are most balanced during the summer months, and least balanced during the winter months, when 61% of Americans report feeling unbalanced.
According to the survey, 70% of male respondents indicate that they are more likely to feel balanced, while only 63% of women indicate the same. What are men doing differently? Staying calm. When looking for balance, ladies should take the idea of "don’t sweat the small stuff" to heart. In nearly every area tested, women are more likely than men to admit something has a significant impact on throwing them off balance, including finances, sleep, health, and family.
A mother’s work is never done, but at least she knows where to focus her attention to find balance. Nearly every single mom agrees that health (99%) and family and personal relationships (99%) are important to achieving balance in life.
How can the busy mom get to a Zen state of balance? For starters, get outside. Enjoying nature (67%) and taking vacations (66%) are the top actions that have a significant impact on achieving balance for moms. Spending time with a significant other (63%) was revealed as the next most impactful way for moms to try and achieve balance.
Steps Towards Balance
While it may seem daunting at first, it is possible for anyone to achieve balance. The first step is to make it a priority. Among those who consider themselves to be balanced, 70% say achieving and maintaining balance is very important to them, compared to only 55% of those who are not balanced.
Once you decide to make it a priority, achieving it could be as simple as heading to bed an hour earlier; 70% of balanced Americans cite getting enough sleep as one of the ways they achieve balance.
Who hasn't heard of Gabby Reece? She is such a strong and amazing woman and mother. We are a bit biased because Hubs was kind of a volleyball star in high school ;)
As a fitness icon, entrepreneur, author, wife and busy mom of three, Gabby Reece knows a thing or two about the importance of Balance. Named one of the 20 Most Influential Women in Sports by Women’s Sports & Fitness, Gabby has become a role model worldwide regarding fitness, nutrition and well-being.
"One of the biggest reasons I see people fail at achieving their health and wellness goals is because they don't go into a program with a balanced approach," explains Reece. "I'm thrilled to share my perspective on balancing busy lives, families and work with healthy diet and exercise habits that anyone can incorporate into their lives."
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