What’s up, Wolfpack? I just came back from my garden where I tried out my new slackline. Man, it’s harder than I thought. I’m casually longboarding since a few years which is why I thought I might have a solid balance. But apparently, I don’t lol. But while struggling to find balance on the slackline, I had an epiphany.

Life is the same.

Balance is everything. But very often it’s difficult for an individual to find the right balance.
The balance between work and family, hustle and chill, health and enjoyment, goal-setting and living in the moment.
There’s almost always two extremes, and you move somewhere in between, struggling to find balance.
While there are a lot of people out there who live in one extreme – be it the alcoholic, the ultra-spiritual guru or the „Hustle 24/7„-guy – I believe that balance is essential for a happy and fulfilled life.
I always was like this. I always tried to see and understand both sides and choose my path in between.
For example, I do „hustle“ a lot (a.k.a. I just get my shit done), but I also really love to have free-time, meditate or enjoy time with my girlfriend.
Also, I wouldn’t describe myself as an introvert or extrovert. I love spending time surrounded by a variety of people, but I also need time for myself from time to time.
Another example is nutrition. I eat healthy, nutritious food every day. But I also find time to eat an „unhealthy“ snack daily, and I do a cheat day about once a week. (If you eat enough vitamins and minerals and take care of your macros and calories, it’s not even „unhealthy“ to eat snacks or junk food. There actually is no such thing as „unhealthy“. But that’s a whole nother topic lol.)

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order, rhythm and harmony. – Thomas Merton

But sometimes you have to be in one extreme for a particular period.
Let’s say you are building a business right now and the workload is enormous.
Sure, that’s when you have to work 18 hours a day and eat canned chili-con-carne every day for a few weeks, months or even years.
But the thing is: It works like a pendulum. The more it gets pulled to one side, the harder it smashes back.
What I’m trying to say is that your balance doesn’t have to be on point on a day-to-day basis but it sure as hell will be in the long run.
Our body does that – which is why stuff like burnouts happen.
So my invitation to you, fellow wolfpackers, is the following: Take a moment to think about your life. Your daily activities and obligations.
And consider re-balancing your life in a particular area. If you don’t know how, listening to your body is a great starting point.
Are you stressed out every day? Or do you feel like you should to more with your life?
Find your own balance and own it.
Peace and love and all the other hippie shit,
Felix Wunnike
Felix WunnikeFounder of Project Wolfpack