Unbalanced Life - Put it right

A problem many people experience, especially if they have a business, is that their life is unbalanced. This means they are either spending too much time at work, or too little time at work. It also means they are spending too much time on their own and little time for the family.

The whole of creation runs on a balance.

  • If our winters are too cold, we freeze.
  • If our summers are too hot, we fry.
  • If the cows don’t get up at 4.00am we don’t have milk.
  • If the trees don’t sprout their green leaves, we don’t have oxygen and we don’t breathe.
  • If the sun didn't rise in the east we would be walking around in darkness all day long
  • If the sunset missed its schedule in the West we'd have eternal daylight and no one would sleep

Nature has been beautifully balanced for us so we should learn lessons from that.

We should balance our lives, because it is at that point that we would be happiest and fulfilled.

Here are 4 steps to help balance your life:

  • Step 1: Do something else:
    Seek other activities separate from work. If you work in an office, look for relaxation through outside activities such as building a deck or setting up a garden. Whatever you do, find a change.

  • Step 2: Work up a sweat:
    There is no harm working up a sweat once in a while. Thirty minutes of cardiovascular exercise reduces body tension and increases fitness. Exercise takes away anxiety and depression and boosts our self-esteem.

  • Step 3: Learn to relax:
    Take on a relaxing activity, but make sure you relax. If a friend wants you to go fishing and you know you will be bored, don’t go. Boredom adds to the stress levels you already have. Find activities that relax and interest you, and possibly even challenge you.

  • Step 4: Be around family:
    Make time to be with your family. They need you just as much as you need them when business gets hectic. Family outings and time together miraculously rids you of stress. Give family first place and you will reap unexpected dividends. Do it today, don’t just plan to do it.

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