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Balanced Life 7 Crucial Questions to Determine If Your Life is in Balance

Marlene Shiple, Ph.D.

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Questions 1:
Are you overworked? Would you know if you were? Or is this one of those self-answering questions: If you have to ask the question - if you don't automatically know the answer - you probably are!

Putting your life into good balance requires you to have relatively-equal portions of your time, energy, thought and action dedicated to multi-faceted endeavors; for example,

  • personal pursuits
  • relationship pursuits - one-on-one, family, friends
  • professional pursuits
  • A balanced life includes physical endeavors, emotional experiences, mental growth, and spiritual experiences. Enjoying a balanced life would stimulate you to have not only the motivation to stick to a task through completion, but also the habit to do things that are fun and give you pleasure.

    If your life is a combination of these aspects, you have achieved significant balance already. Such balance allows you time for work AND time for recreation. Such a blend is enlivening!

    Question 2:
    If you do not have such balance in your life, do you you find yourself stressed, tired, forgetful and burdened? This is a natural outcome of too much time and energy focused on work.

    Question 3 & 4:
    Do you share the belief held by many that everyone is overworked these days . . . and that such is to be expected? When you look at your friends, do they seem to be working even more hours than you are? This can create a perspective that is skewed away from a balanced perspective.

    Question 5 & 6:
    Do you frequently have the feeling that you run out of energy at the end of the day and have missed out on having something for yourself? Are you flat-out exhausted?

    Question 7:
    Do you not have time for entertainment, hobbies, reading and other activities? Does it seem as though you just never seem to get this to occur?

    If you answered, “Yes" to a majority of these questions, you are sorely in need of a recharge. The one sure way to recharge is to put your life into balance . . . and enjoy the benefits that naturally come your way!

    I invite you to use these ideas over and over to increase the quality of health - and the quantity of energy - that are yours to enjoy each day.

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    Presented by Dr. Marlene Shiple, the Life Coach Pro, & the Life Coach Network.


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