I was a bit off balance at the start of this week which is crazy coz I had an amazing Sunday and then Monday up until Wednesday morning were just... meh. And this funk does absolutely nothing for my level of productivity, which brings guilt to the mix and that is just not a great combo.
To shake the funk off, no pun intended, I'd normally try a few different things--indulge in emotional eating, lay in bed with a chick-flick, go to the gym, listen to music... but even if these distracted me for a little while, I was back to it once the movie or sweat session was over. Ignoring a problem doesn't make it go away; you kinda have to deal with it if you want to get rid of it.
And then I remember there's one thing that trumps every other thing and it works like clock work--prayer; simple and sincere prayer.
Maintaining your balance involves a committed, conscious and continuous effort to stay connected to your source, God. Its like a faucet. There's a pipe that carries water from the source through to the faucet. But there's a stopper in place that controls the flow of water. Now unlike an actual faucet, the goal is to not let anything stop the flow from the source.
But sometimes, life happens and when you get distracted, its like placing a stopper in the way. And its up to you to catch it early and deal with it!