Recently, after going through a slight bump in the road in a part of my everyday life, it became apparent to me more then ever that I really need to focus on this concept I keep coming back to . . . “balance.” For me, finding balance is something that takes constant work. The stress of the daily grind seems overwhelming at times, and I find myself continuosly attempting to re-focus on positive elements of my life in order to rise above the negative energy that I’m often faced with. Even in the the most challenging situations, I recommend taking a moment to stop and gather yourself. I’ve found that after a deep breath, taking the higher road does a lot less damage to my own state of mind. Life is too short and precious to let a bad day at work, a rude person, or unwanted criticism ruin your day. Focus on staying positive, make the best out of what you’ve got, and be happy and grateful for the little things.