Monday, January 18, 2016

The Power of Balance

Work hard, play hard

One of my favourite sayings is work hard and play hard. Many times, people are so motivated and driven in their work that they lack effort, enthusiasm, and the desire towards making time to have fun, and enjoy life outside of their work. It seems that many times those motivated, driven workaholic types are always in work mode. I can't tell you how imperative it is that in every aspect of our lives we should embrace each different part of our life, whether work, play, romance, and in everything else. It's important that we don't get caught up in our work so much that we lose the ability or the desire to let go and have fun at times, even when we enjoy what we do for a living. It's important to take a step back from our work once in awhile, take a break, a vacation even, etc., so that we can rejuvenate ourselves, our emotions, and our minds enough to truly enjoy our lives.

It's important to live a balanced life in every aspect. It's important to make time for everything that's important to you. I'm not sure if it was a Kabbalah method, but a while back I learned that there's an easy way to remind ourselves how to have a more balanced life. I'll try to create a small diagram, and post it along with this article. I'm going to describe what you should do as an easy reminder. Get out a pencil and paper, draw a large circle, and separate it into a pie form, but one line at a time. You should make it look like a pie, putting a certain percentage of a slice per each thing in your life that's important for you to have in order to feel balanced. Everyone's pie might look a little different, but it's important to make one for yourself in regards to what's important in your life.

One slice could be social life, and that could be 20% perhaps. One slice could be family time, and that could be 30%. You should make a slice for your work, special interests that you might have, romance/dating, and anything else that's important for you to feel satisfied and balanced in your life. You basically have to figure out the percentage for each slice. Making this type of diagram is a great way to remind ourselves how important it is to make sure that each aspect of things that we enjoy in life, including our priorities, are all given an adequate amount of love, dedication, and concentration. Making a chart like this is not only a healthy reminder, but many times it can help out relationships or marriages even, when it comes to paying enough attention to certain aspects of it.

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