Finding the Balance

Finding the Balance


“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.” – Thomas Merton


Have you ever got caught up in the “hype”?

It’s not always a bad thing, but this week it got a hold of me and I could feel it going south.

I took a deep dive into crypto learning, which led me to NFTs and to a couple of groups that I was very excited about.

I noticed anxiety building up on Tuesday night. I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t sleep – so I started reading Discord and checking Crypto prices.

This led to a very hard time waking up on Wednesday, and I found myself in a funk. I couldn’t get motivated. Overwhelm and FOMO set in, and my confidence was low.

Other social media has done this to me in the past. But the sheer volume of content and my initial desire to consume hit me so fast.

A good night’s sleep and my awareness of what was happening helped me get in control post haste!

Have you ever felt this way? Do you feel this way now? Hit reply and I’ll give you a dose of tough love to get back on track.

Now let’s take a look at some of the things that have been a source of inspiration or interest this week.

Health

Work-life balance: Tips to reclaim control | Tips to help get back into balance. Worth a read, if you don’t stay aware things can slip out of control pretty quickly.

The New Trend in Healthcare: Do-It-Yourself | At first glance this seems crazy. But it does have some merit. Take control for yourself and stay healthy.

Tech

The Most Helpful Google Search Modifiers Everyone Should Be Using | You may have seen these tips and hacks before. Take some time to get reacquainted and you’ll feel more productive.

Why People Won’t Do the One Simple Thing that Protects Them Online | I spent years using one password. Soon I needed to add a second, and then a variation on that one. I now use a password manager and it freed up my brain. I get why people don’t want to take the extra step, but in the end, it just makes sense!

Business

Gamification beginner? Then start here. | In my career in education, I always wanted to learn more about Gamification. This is a free mini-course to learn how to use Gamification to make a positive impact on your work and life. The more you get into it, the more benefits are obvious.

Web3 and the Future

Blockchain: Massively Simplified | Over complex and hard to understand for most. This is a nice easy to understand explanation of the Blockchain. Use it to get your brain wrapped around the concepts.

Blockchain assessment: How to assess different chains? | As soon as you start learning you realize that the concept is so complex. Assessing risk and benefit is essential.

Parting Thoughts

As I strive to create balance in all areas of my life I notice that I am happier. I think that being aware and learning about what creates your balance is key. Everyone is different – you need to explore yourself and what gives you the balance you need.

Tim Bomboir
Creator of Finely Aged Marketing

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