2 Simple Things for A Balanced Life
Are you living a balanced life?
Does such a thing even exist?
We prefer to think of life more as a roller coaster rather than trying to stay standing on a swiss ball.
The peaks and dives are exhilarating and the climbs are exhausting yet build excitement.
Which is why we believe life is more about getting into a rhythm. Riding the waves that come at you and catching your breath when the wind dies down.
Nutrition and exercise aside (both important aspects of happy lives, but you've probably read your fair share of food and fitness blogs), we're particularly interested in social and professional rhythms.
Working hard when you're in a state of flow, scheduling time for family and friends like you would a business meeting, resting in the idleness of a peaceful evening and regular getaways (if even just a wee day trip).
Turns out the Danes and Norwegians, ranked the happiest people in the world by the United Nations in 2016 and 2017 respectively, incorporate 'well-balanced' practices into their rhythms.
2 things we especially dig about the Nordic folk:
1. Family is obviously important, but in Danish culture, people are actually encouraged to value their families — and everyone else respects it.
e.g. it's totally normal for people in Denmark to list their childcare pickups and other family business in their digital calendars for others to see. There shouldn't be any shame in prioritising family. (And if you don't have a family? You deserve the same freedom)
2. They recognise work and play shouldn't be mutually exclusive. Everyone benefits from a little R and R — workers and bosses.
Studies have shown vacations make our brains more creative, which is why we feel strongly about regular holiday time in order to return feeling refreshed, re-energised and ready to rock.
Here at Kilo, these values are particularly top of mind. After all, happy people are thriving people.
So tell us, how do these 2 ideas take shape in your daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly rhythms?
Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.
We can't wait to hear from you!
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