Finding Balance and Happiness in Life – Center for Couples and Families

I am an education specialist for Zumba, aka ZES. Here’s a little sneak peak into my job: I work as a presenter at Zumba’s yearly conventions and events, both domestic and abroad. I have choreographed and performed on a number of consumer products, as well as continuing education DVDs. I am a Zumba spokesperson, having represented Zumba on a dozen or more TV shows: Martha Stewart, So You Think You Can Dance, The Biggest Loser, and The View, to name a few, as well as selling our products on television networks QVC and HSN.

The reason I tell you this? I see my biggest calling in life to be a good wife and mom. When you add a career to the plate, it has the potential to get overwhelming and spin things out of balance. Not to mention, I have to get on a plane every time I go to work.

I have found my path to a happy, balanced life through a few tips and tools:

  1. Keep priorities in check.

Family is always first. Zumba is what I do, it is not who I am. I am a wife and mom first. My husband and I discuss our weekly plans, set goals, and have a weekly date. This date is often times during the day—lunch or a matinee, and not overly glamorous. The purpose is to connect, connect and connect. Without teamwork everything else falls short.

  1. Take one task at a time.

Putting your energy into what you have going on that day helps you be present, live in the moment, and eliminate regret. Overwhelming yourself with unchangeable details down the road only gets you…overwhelmed. If all I do is worry about my work, the flights, hotels, exhaustion, the time spent away, the things I will miss…I kill the joy of today due to the worry of tomorrow. I take one thing at a time and give it my best.

  1. Create the life you want.

No one will…(read the rest of the story)

Originally published on Utah Valley Health and Wellness

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