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20 Quotes That Give Insight into Living a Balanced Life

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By Karabo Baloyi
May 14, 2022
09:35 A.M.

Do you feel like there is too much going on in your life? Does it ever feel like work is taking over and you don't have time for yourself or your loved ones? Here are 20 quotes to give you some insight into the importance of living a balanced life. 

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The world we live in is more fast-paced than ever before. Work demands more from us, while our families and loved ones need us to be present. 

It's easy to feel pulled to one area of our lives while neglecting other areas. The moment we think that our lives are spinning apart, it is essential to slow down and find ways to regain a sense of control.

Some of the ways we can do this are to meditate, journal, and even seek professional help. But in the meantime, here are 20 quotes to help us slow down and regain a sense of balance in our lives. 

Melody Beattie's quote: “Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.” | Image: Amodays

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"Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away." — Barbara De Angelis

"The critical part of a balance in life is choosing priorities. If you are trying to balance a family and a career, the choices are complex because both are important." — Byron Pulsifer

"Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance."  — Epicurus

"You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life."  — Heather Schuck

"A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master gardener of his soul, the director of his life."  — James Allen

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Byron Pulsifer's quote: "The more often you decline invitations to spend time with friends or family because you are too busy with either work or other activities, the more you should realize that your life is not in balance." | Image: Amodays

"It's a paradox. How does one balance living in the now with preparing responsibly for the future? The key to this dilemma lies in the distinction between 'worrying about the future,' and 'preparing for the future.' The two concepts are not at all the same." — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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"Find your balance and stand with it. Find your song and sing it out. Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance. Find the questions that only you know how to ask and the answers that you are content to not know." — Mary Anne Radmacher

“A true balance between work and life comes with knowing that your life activities are integrated, not separated.” — Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

"Work, love, and play are the great balance wheels of man’s being." — Orison Swett Marden

"Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important."  — Stephen R. Covey

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Michael Thomas Sunnarborg's quote: “A true balance between work and life comes with knowing that your life activities are integrated, not separated.” | Image: Amodays

“The calm and balanced mind is the strong and great mind; the hurried and agitated mind is the weak one.” — Wallace D. Wattles.

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"Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life."  — Dolly Parton

"The more often you decline invitations to spend time with friends or family because you are too busy with either work or other activities, the more you should realize that your life is not in balance."  —  Byron Pulsifer.

"Balance is a feeling derived from being whole and complete; it's a sense of harmony. It is essential to maintain quality of life and work."  — Joshua Osenga

"When the objects we use every day and the surroundings we live in have become in themselves a work of art, then we shall be able to say that we have achieved a balanced life." — Bruno Munari

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Wallace D. Wattles's quote: “The calm and balanced mind is the strong and great mind; the hurried and agitated mind is the weak one.” | Image: Amodays

"There has never been a more urgent time than now for you to seek to maximize your potential for achieving greater balance in your life." — Germany Kent

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"A balanced inner calmness radiates from a peaceful center. It neither craves others' approval nor rejects others' presence. It neither pulls towards nor pushes away. It has a reverent attitude towards life and all its inhabitants."  — Donna Goddard

"When bored of sitting, move! When bored of moving, sit! Balance your life or there will remain neither moving nor sitting in your life but only falling!" — Mehmet Murat ildan

“Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.” — Melody Beattie

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"Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other."  — Stephen R. Covey

Joshua Osenga's quote: "Balance is a feeling derived from being whole and complete; it's a sense of harmony. It is essential to maintain quality of life and work." | Image: Amodays

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Regardless of how out-of-control our lives may feel, there is always a chance to turn things around. Regaining a sense of balance will not take place in a day. The small things we do often can help us feel more in control of our everyday lives.

The most important thing is to prioritize peace. When we feel at peace with ourselves, it becomes easier to make decisions that are best for our health. And remember, life isn't perfect, so it's essential to be gentle with ourselves even if we feel unbalanced.

If you feel encouraged by this compilation of quotes, you'll enjoy this one about setting yourself free from jealousy. 

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