Where are you now in your life? and how do you look at it?
For a lot of us, this is something that we think about but don’t really invest too much time trying to figure it out.
The thing is, we usually look at our life from one angle only- and that is the angle we think will provide us with the ultimate happiness.
So, for example, let’s say your career is on top of your priority pyramid. How will you look at your life then? You will over fixate on everything that is related to your career; whether it was the number of hours you work in a week, the deal you are waiting for, the project you are working on, etc. You tend to lose sleep sometimes because you have a deadline, or you miss your yoga class because you have a business dinner, or you take a raincheck on your date night with your partner because this project is just too important!
But, have you ever thought about how will this affect your life?
Let’s imagine something together- you have an empty garden, and you take one corner of that garden and keep planting it, taking care of it, and watering it. What will you end up with? a very unbalanced garden! Most of your garden will still be as empty as it was when you first were looking at it.
This is exactly how our life is. We have multiple areas that compromise our entire life experience and these include, our relationships, our health and physical exercise, our finances, our spirituality and our learning and growth.
Which is more important than the other? none is! they are all equally important. They all add up together to create this perfect well-rounded living experience.
Taking care of only one of these areas will leave you with a big empty hole, a feeling of dissatisfaction with the status quo, and an eagerness for change, or for having something different.
The secret to happiness is balance! it’s having loving and supportive relationships, a healthy body, a strong mind, a passionate career and progress in the right direction.
How does that happen?
By checking in with yourself and re-organizing your priorities every time you feel something is out of balance. It’s making sure you give your partner and yourself enough love after you come home from a ten-hour working day. It’s taking care of what you eat and exercising often enough that you know your body is growing stronger and not older.
It’s just giving yourself enough time to actually live your life and not just be alive! it’s making healthy choices and then sticking to them.
So, know your priorities, give balanced attention, and make smart decisions.
And by that, my friend, you will have achieved what I call “the balanced being”.
Peace & Love,