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4 Ways to Live a More Balanced Lifestyle - #TeaProudly


This shop, Ways to Live a More Balanced Lifestyle, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias


Every woman I know is frazzled. We’re always burning the candle at both ends. It may not be possible to achieve perfection, but it seems many of us still feel compelled to strive for our own versions of it. It’s important, however, that we prioritize self-care as we’re running the daily rat race. If we burn out, how can we achieve our dreams? How can we help anyone else? We need to take care of our minds, our bodies, and our souls because they’re the only ones we’ve got! It’s time we stop the juggling act. Here are 4 ways to live a more balanced lifestyle.


1. Get moving. I know it’s hard, and we’re not all born with an athletic gene, but you’ve got to find ways to exercise on a regular basis. Did you know that people who engaged in “leisure-time physical activity” had life expectancy gains of as much as 4.5 years? This means you don’t have to run a marathon or join Crossfit (unless you want to). You just have to get moving! Choose something as simple as a morning walk or something fun, like a Zumba class. After exercise becomes a part of your routine, you’ll start to feel more energized and more accomplished. You’ll also miss it on days you can’t make it happen. Losing weight might be a bonus, but don’t think of it as the goal. Remember, you’re doing this for your health!

2. Know when to stop. You’ve got to stop waiting until sickness takes you out before you give yourself a break. Listen to your body and rest when you need to.  Stress changes our bodies and our behavior. We can’t make clear choices when we’re stressed. Simply relaxing alleviates symptoms associated with things like hypertension, depression, anxiety, and even aging. So get some fresh air, read a book, take a bubble bath, or do what I do and grab a cup of Bigelow Benefits Cinnamon and Blackberry Herbal Tea, which helps to balance my sugar everyday. I pick mine up at my local King Soopers in the coffee and tea department, and it's DELICIOUS! With sweet and spicy cinnamon top notes with a smooth balanced sweet and tart finish.



3. Keep learning. Higher levels of education appear to provide some protection against Alzheimer’s, possibly because brain cells and their connections are stronger. Well-educated people can still get Alzheimer’s, but symptoms may appear later because of this protective effect, according to Alzheimer’s Association. Lifelong learning also helps us to better understand the world around us and improve the quality of our lives. You don’t have to go back to school to learn. Plug into a great podcast, go to a conference or seminar in your field of interest, or take a cooking class! Just keep your mind active.

4. Make time for what you love. Have you ever worked away a period of your life? Have you looked at the calendar, realized the year was halfway over, and wondered where the time had gone? Don’t lose yourself to the daily hustle. Keep your creativity, keep your personality, and keep your passion by carving out time each month, if not each week, to do what you love. This is something that will bring you no profit, but will re-energize you to go back to work and achieve your goals.


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How are you living a more balanced lifestyle this year? 


Annmarie John
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  1. Balance tea is my favorite. I've been drinking mine in the afternoon just to slow down. I'm having my fourth child in 10 days or less so I really need that time to just do nothing except enjoy my hot cup of tea. :) PS. That teacup and pot are awesome. Love, love! #client

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  2. We have that same tea and I just saw the empty box in the garbage this morning because Cassidy finished the box! Argh. I love this entire tea line. I'm not a huge tea drinker but Bigelow is different. I love taking that quiet time to myself for balance.

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  3. I find balance, but then something comes along and messes that up. Then I have to figure out a new way....LOL.

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  4. I'm obsessed with that little teapot! I LOVE tea and it does force me to sit down and savor the little things in life.

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  5. I love any tips I can get about keeping my life in balance! Thanks!

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  6. You can never live a balanced life if you don't make time for yourself. Thanks for sharing this!

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  7. Love your tips and I happen to love Bigelow Tea, especially their Chai Tea, too :)

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing this. I try to balance work and family as best I can, but it gets hard because I'm my own boss.

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  9. I have heard of Bigelow teas but not Bigelow Balance, totally neat they have a new lien to help people. I will certainly try it since I was a fan of other options that this brand has put out!

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  10. You're so right about #2. It's so important to take that time for yourself instead of waiting for the stress to overwhelm you.

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  11. These are excellent tips! I like the idea about moving but then knowing when to slow down. I'm going to add these to my lis!

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  12. Making time for yourself is so important. It's really great to have balance in your life.

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  13. I love tea!!! I turned the unused "office" are in my kitchen into a tea bar. Since I don't drink coffee. I bought an electric kettle so my coffee friends can make instant and I could steep tea! Win/Win that's my kind of balance! Seriously, though your ideas are great!

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  14. These are some great tips. I love to unwind with a good cup of tea.

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  15. You are so right. Looking at the calendar I do wonder where the time had gone. I definitely need to take more time to enjoy the things that I love each day, like tea. Bigelow sounds like it has some delicious flavors to choose from.

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  16. I'm working on the nutrition I eat, providing myself with a balance of good protein and vegetables, limited fruit, no sweets. I am finding I feel a lot better with a lot more energy.

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  17. I've seen these teas around and wonder about them. Living a balanced life is not always easy but so worth it when you find it for the moment.

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  18. Love your suggestions! I love the keep learning - I read a recent study that says continuing education when your older is essential to overall mental health. Definitely going to be continuing my education!

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  19. I haven't tried this tea yet, but I have some friends who rave about it. I guess it is about time for me to start a healthy, more balance lifestyle too.

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  20. These are really great tips! It's true that having a balanced lifestyle is quite a challenge. Thanks for sharing your tips here.

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  21. I can practically smell the cinnamon and berry from here! This is a wonderful post, I agree that knowing when to slow down is a critical part of staying healthy, both physically and emotionally. I love drinking a cup of tea or mug of coffee slowly in the morning...really celebrating it and beginning my day with gratitude for the little things.

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  22. "know when to stop" and "do what you love" are my favorites. I have a hard time stopping once i start even when i am DONE, losing my mind DONE. Great post!

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  23. I really like your list. My husband always says to listen to your body.
    And he keeps reminding me of how important exercise is.
    I like all four of your pointers.

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  24. Great reminders! Especially taking time for yourself and not waiting until you crash and burn. This is typically what happens to me. lol I go, go, go and don't know when to stop because there's always something to do. I am trying to learn how to be more balanced and STOP and focus on me more. Stuff will be there. Things can wait. Taking care of your body and finding ways to be de-stress is more important. Thank you for the reminders! And same to you :)

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  25. My twenties were spent trying to raise a daughter, going to college and working two jobs all at the same time. I really didn't get to enjoy much of my youth. Now that I am older, I am trying to make more time for me and the things that I want to do, like travel!

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  26. My goal in all this is to live a balanced life. It's a great goal to achieve for anyone!!!

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  27. I love these tips! I feel like balance is so important and overlooked sometimes. As women, we want to go all out one way or the other, and usually, we end up suffering for it.

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  28. I seriously going to buy this now. I so need balance in my life and will have to try to sit down, stop, and have a cup of tea!

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  29. This I've decided to enjoy myself more, especially on the weekends. I'm also trying to step away from social media on the weekends and just unplug and unwind.

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  30. The hardest part for me is knowing when to stop. I try to push myself and my body isn't always happy with it haha.

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  31. I do not drink much tea during the day, however I want to start. I do love the Green Tea from Starbucks! I'll have to give these a shot.

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  32. I'm a huge Bigelow tea. They're always having sales at my grocery store and have a great variety.

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  33. This is all true! During my downtime I enjoy taking my dogs out for walks and I spend time with my kids and watch movies. It's good to enjoy life and balance it all out.

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  34. My good friend Ruby recently ditched coffee and is now a serious tea lover. I will let her know about Bigelow Tea. She has a lot of different teas in her pantry and the kind she drinks depends on her mood and time of day. I know she's going to be excited about this brand. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. I love discovering new teas - we're going to Czech Republic on Sunday and I cannot wait to pick up at least 10 different teas, I always do that - they are also so easy to bring back from holidays because they are so light haha. I'd love to try this brand but haven't seen it around yet! x

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  36. I love teas with a benefit! I feel like teas taste better when I know they're good for me!

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  37. Tea is definitely a part of a balanced life. It's so relaxing after a long day! I do love Bigelow, they have so many beautiful flavors with such great benefits!

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  38. i am working on a more balanced lifestyle! These are great tips for sure! Amber N

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  39. I am attempting to live a balanced life...however it's just not working out. LOL!

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  40. I try to be more balanced, but it really is hard sometimes. I try to make time for myself and the things that I love and make sure to take care of myself, so that I dont get sick.

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  41. I love teas!! My only problem is the sugar, because I need it to be sweet. I think if I cut down the sugar level, or subsitute it, it will help!

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  42. I love Bigelow Tea Brand! My favorite is English Breakfast!

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