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17 Best Gifts for the All-Around Life Balance

Posted on Balanced Lifestyle | December 2, 2014 |

Holidays can be stressful.
We often get so wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the season that we lose the ability to enjoy this magical time of the year.

The time of presents,
hot chocolate and warm wine,
the time of spending time with the people we really love,
the time of reconnecting with old friends and making new ones,
the time of making new plans and
reigniting our passions,
the time of sharing and
giving back.

BalanceInMe is all about finding balance and keeping it. So I put together a list of 17 best life balance gifts that you can give people you love or … (shhhh!) get them for yourself!

Quick heads-up: You will see “Win It” labels on some of the gifts in this guide. Check out the details here!
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How to Have More Fun at Work

Posted on Work/Life Balance | December 2, 2014 |

by Adrienne Erin

For many people, a 9 to 5 is something to survive, not enjoy. However, it doesn’t have to be this way! While your office may not be as extreme or exciting as Google’s corporate hub or Pixar’s headquarters, you can still make it a fun place to work. If you don’t know where to start, here are some easy ways to incorporate fun and excitement into your workday.

Give Your Desk a Makeover

A great way to boost your work environment is to give it a little makeover, adding personality to your workspace. Whether you have a corner office or a cubicle, periodically changing the pictures, artwork or even just your desktop wallpaper can make your day a little more exciting.

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4 Steps to Reclaim Your Financial Balance during the Holidays

Posted on Balanced Lifestyle | November 25, 2014 |

by guest author Kristel Finns

Do you ever feel like you are on a runaway train during the holidays? Sometimes all of the spending and going here and there have really made me feel like the fun was quickly being zapped out of one of my favorite times of the year.

Thankfully, we’ve found a few solutions that have helped bring more peace and joy back into our Christmas. We started coming up with a Christmas budget, buy reasonable gifts for a few close family members (with set amounts for each ahead of time) and save a little every month throughout the year so we can pay for our gifts in cash. Now when people ask if I’m frazzled with all of the shopping I can answer honestly that we really don’t go too overboard with it!

keep your budget under control this holiday season

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Finding Balance through Volunteer Work

Posted on Balanced Lifestyle | November 10, 2014 |

For most of us, happiness and fulfillment are all about balance. We balance work and play, we carefully divide our time between friends, family and ourselves, and we constantly strive for harmony in our professional and personal lives. And, try as we may, harmony and balance are ever elusive, and, as a result, we feel a little out of whack. However, volunteer work can be a great way to promote balance in our lives. Read on to discover how volunteering your time and energy to a worthwhile cause can help restore harmony to your busy life.

You Can Make a Difference

In one way or another, we all want to make a difference in the world. And no matter your level of personal success and happiness, it’s not uncommon to feel as though something’s missing. By promoting real, meaningful change, volunteer work can help quell those nagging feelings. Time and again, countless volunteer workers have proven that one person can make a huge difference in the lives of others, as well as in the community and, as a result, the world as a whole.

be happier by volunteering

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How to Balance Me and Us Time

Posted on Balanced Relationships | September 29, 2014 |

Nobody can put a price on ‘me time’ – whether you’ve had a stressful week at work or just want a moment to have a good think, we all need a little time out now and then. But when you’ve got a partner, this can be easier said than done, particularly if you’re in the honeymoon phase of a relationship.

On the flip side, if you’ve been in a relationship for a while, you might not be spending enough time with your partner. If you’re having trouble striking the balance, here are a few tips on how you can both make the most of your ‘me’ and ‘us’ time.

Set aside a weekly date night

Remember the early days when all you would do was go out for dinner or to the cinema with your significant other? As time wears on, financial constraints or just a general lack of effort can lead us to forgetting to treat our partners. If you need to re-ignite the spark in your relationship, agree a night to spend time together each week. It doesn’t have to be extravagant – you could just cook at home and watch your favorite box set together. The important point here is that you are doing it together.

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