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Rethinking the Idea of Balance ⚖️

Updated: Oct 5, 2023

When you take on something new, sometimes you have to throw the idea of “balance” out the window.

This month, we will focus on the idea of BALANCE – work/life balance, a balanced diet, etc. – but first, I want to bring your attention to something you may not have realized.

Here it is:

When you take on something new – or ramp up to reach a big goal – sometimes you have to throw the idea of “balance” out the window.

AND IT’S PERFECTLY OK TO DO THAT! (at least temporarily)

Not only is it OK, but it can be a necessity.

Think about it.

When you:

  • Start working out or try on 🆕 eating habits

  • Begin a 🆕 job

  • Move into a 🆕 place

  • Have a 🆕 relationship…

It throws your old idea of balance into disarray, at least for a while.

That’s because the new thing (whatever it is!) takes up more hours/bandwidth/energy, which can mean giving LESS priority to other things in your life.

But there’s an ultimate goal…

It’s to create a NEW idea of balance that includes the new thing AND the other things that are important to you.

It’s not about striving for perfection. Instead, it’s about prioritizing and understanding what's important to you now vs. three months ago vs. next year.

So, don’t be too hard on yourself if you feel like life isn't perfectly balanced. It's not meant to be.

Instead, take a moment to appreciate the growth you're experiencing! And pat yourself on the back for taking on something new.


Get the tools, support, and guidance to help you reach your health and fitness goals without the added stress of trying to balance it all.



Hey there! My name is Marissa Rivera-Davis, and I'm a certified health fitness professional and founder of Her365 Fitness, a 24-hour studio gym & wellness community for women. I help women find the time and energy to move more and eat better so they can finally achieve the health & fitness goals that matter to them. My mission is to empower women with the skills and support they need to break free from a mindset of limitation & restriction to find pleasure and joy on their path to improved well-being. Learn more here.

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