Finding Balance In Our Busy Lives Can Help Dental Health

Tips for Finding a Balanced Life

Franktown Dentist Cary Lacouture Balance In LifeIn our busy lives, finding balance can seem like a major obstacle, but it is something we should strive for in order to live a healthy dental, and overall life.  A balanced life is the ultimate goal; it is what you have when one aspect of your life isn’t taking up a really large amount of your time and effort compared to other aspects. For instance a common thing in life that a lot of us probably let take up a large portion of our lives is work, and for some of us that adds a lot of negativity to our lives, and we don’t do enough things for ourselves that balance out that negativity. But here are some simple tips to restore balance in your life, and not let the negative aspects consume you.


  1. Take a Hike

Now I don’t mean this with the usual negative connotation that it comes with, I mean it as in go outside, explore nature. Take this time outside for yourself and take everything around you in. Listen to the birds chirping in your ear, instead of your boss being in your ear. Walk, bike, hike, meditate, fish, have a picnic, do whatever, just get outside instead of being cooped up between four walls.  This is a time for you to get focused on yourself, with no outside pressures bringing you down. Bring a friend with you on your outdoor adventure, or don’t, bring whatever you need in order for this to be your cool down and de-stress time.


2. Try New Things

If one of the main goals in life is to be happy, you have to be able to find what makes you happy, right? And sometimes you don’t even know what makes you truly happy, that’s why you have to go out and find it. Try new foods, new activities, meet new people, and once you try it, if you like it, keep it, if you don’t, let it go. Find what makes you happy and do whatever it is often. Expand your horizon of happiness.


3. Focus on Your Health

Whether it is drinking lots of water, exercising, or just simply subbing in salads for french fries, it is important to never neglect your health. If you’re constantly pumping healthy foods into your diet, and treating your body well, you’ll notice that you will feel a lot better. When your body is getting the nutrients it needs, it will be able to perform at its best condition, which means you will be feeling better mentally and physically. And not to mention, exercising releases endorphins which are natural mood boosters.


4. Unplug

Technology is one of the main blocks keeping us from having time with ourselves. In order to find out what’s going on inside our brains, it’s necessary to sometimes turn off those blocks. And contrary to popular belief, it is possible to survive a day without a cell phone.


5. Create a Positive Social Space

Life can be hard enough without the negative influences of toxic people around you. Seriously, if you have the opportunity to get someone out of your life that is constantly bringing you down, then do it. Life already throws enough negative things at you everyday, you don’t need to add to the list yourself.


Finding a balanced life is quite the spiritual, “you-time” process, and that may seem cheesy, but think about it. Only you know how you’re feeling, and only you know how to make yourself happy. So if you find stressful or negative things taking up too much time in your life, it is time to try some of these things and see if you can find yourself a balanced life.


At Burning Tree Family Dental we promote healthy lifestyles, not just healthy teeth.  Our dental team is full of professionals who have passions and interests that promote healthy lifestyles, as well as have a deep passion for healthy teeth!