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Hi, This is my first post in this forum Emotion: smile

I am looking for one or many synonyms of "to strike a balance". I can also use different parts of speech like adjectives, nouns.... I am using it as figurative speech refering to one having to strike a balance about their life...

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I don't think you will find many. Here are some related terms:

compromise
cancel out
counterbalance
offset
come to terms
seek a mean
Thank you for your quick reply! I have been looking for a better term for years...

Would you say: Every so often you have to strike a/the balance of your life?
OR to strike a/the balance sheet of your life?

And would that mean to become aware of and to account for what you have done all life long?
The wanted expression is in the title and dominates the text and I need one term or variations of one term for consistency. That is why the above meaning I am giving does not actually qualify for my needs.

Thank you!
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Every so often you have to strike a balance in your life?-- Yes, I would or could say this.

OR to strike a/the balance sheet of your life?-- No, this makes no sense to me.

And would that mean to become aware of and to account for what you have done all life long?-- No, it would mean to attempt a golden mean, to seek an optimum, to intensify some under-represented activities and ease off on other overdone activities. I might stop drinking so much and try to exercise more, for instance, in order to strike a balance in my life.
WOW! You blew me away! I am obviously very confused about striking a balance...

The question remains - If 'strike a balance' does not convey 'to become aware of and to account for what you have done all life long', then do you have any synonyms that I might use with this meaning?

Thank you! Your suggestions are an eye opener! Emotion: bow

This forum might work for me.... Emotion: smile
I might have actually found what I was looking for! could it be 'to take stock in one's life'!!!!!!!!
Thank you for inspiring me to look deeper. I was stuck on the striking of a balance :-)
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You must watch your prepositions and particles. They can change meanings significantly.

'To take stock of one's life'-- Yes, that is what you are looking for, and you also had part of the idea when you mentioned 'balance' sheet. A balance sheet is the ending statement of financial position by a company, but you can use that also-- with the appropriate particles-- to suggest what you intend: 'to take a look at / review one's balance sheet' could also refer to self-assessment.
That's wonderful! I am very grateful for your time... Emotion: bow