What is Balance, Really?

By: Milissa Harding, Certified Holistic Health Coach

When you think of “balance”, what generally comes to mind? If
you’re like most people, balance conjures thoughts of giving
equal attention to every aspect of your life, like the pieces of a
pie. This way of thinking leads people (especially busy moms!)
to feel quite pressured, as they struggle to give everything a
“little bit” of their time. It can be difficult to feel successful
when we’re being pulled in so many different directions at

As a Health Coach, I teach my clients to view the concept of
balance differently. I ask my clients to think about their level of
satisfaction in various areas of their lives. When they think
about this, they quickly realize that their idea of balance is
different than another person’s, and that this is completely
okay. What satisfies us as busy moms will look different than
what satisfies another person, and we must look inside
ourselves to discover a personal balance.

Of course, it’s important to look closely at different aspects of
our entire lives and be honest about which of these areas need
(and deserve) more of our attention. It’s not necessary to give
equal attention to everything in order to feel balanced.
Sometimes, different areas of our lives intertwine (ex-quality
time with our children, recreation and creativity), so then it
becomes easier to address more than one area at the same
So, what’s the first step in identifying which areas you need to
focus more on as a mom? I would suggest asking yourself
some great questions, such as:
-What do I often struggle with?
-How would I like to feel?
-What might an ideal day in my life look like?

Taking the time to reflect on these questions would be a great
place to begin assessing your satisfaction with your life, and
begin to identify some areas that immediately stand out as
needing more attention.

Our lives as moms aren’t supposed to be perfect, but we do
deserve to feel a sense of purpose, meaning and energy in our
lives, so giving ourselves the gift of time to reflect on our
personal level of satisfaction and balance will reap great results.


If you would like to go a little deeper with this topic and take
yourself through a more detailed process to help you
experience a more joyful, balanced life as a mom, I would love
for you to request my FREE ebook: Feeding the Busy Mom:
Nourishing Yourself from the Inside Out. Visit my website at:
www.healthystartcoaching.com and request your FREE copy of
my new ebook!

Milissa Harding is a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She works
with busy moms who require support to prioritize their self-care
through improving nutrition, reducing stress, increasing energy
and managing sugar cravings. Milissa coaches women
individually to help them achieve their health goals. Contact
Milissa to schedule your FREE Nutrition Breakthrough Session.
Visit www.healthystartcoaching.ca or email
milissaharding@gmail.com for more information.

Milissa Harding is a Health & Lifestyle Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

www.healthystartcoaching.ca or email Milissa at: milissaharding@gmail.com

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