To Live a Balanced Life

Is Your Life Well Balanced?

We have different areas of life that we need to take care of in order to live a well-balanced life. We can’t put all our time and efforts in one area – say career – and ignore the rest like relationships, spirituality, entertainment…

I suffered from this problem, I was focusing a lot on 1 or 2 areas of my life and ignoring the rest. Now my life has completely changed.

I take care of almost every area of my life. What about you? Is your life well-balanced? Keep reading to find out more!

Signs of a Balanced Life

You can tell if you are living a balanced life when you feel real happiness.

Not the one you get from doing something temporarily like eating a good meal or visiting a new country.

It’s when you are happy despite what is happening in the external world. When you are satisfied with what you do every day.

How are you living your days right now? Are you keeping in touch with family & friends? Are you eating well and exercising regularly? Are you working on your passion and going after your dreams? Are you meditating/praying and connecting with God/source/universe? Are you having fun and laughing no matter how tough your circumstances are?

If you feel that you are missing a lot of things, today is the time to put some plans and start the change.

Here are – in my opinion – the most important areas of LIFE that each individual should be aware of.

Area n° 1: Family & Friends

Family is very, very important.

I am talking about your small family (parents, brothers, and sisters).

If your relationship with them is good, try to make it great and if it’s not going so well, resolve any conflicts as soon as you can.

Your family members will always be there for you.

Make your relationship with your family stronger. Speak more often with them, learn about them.

Call your parents regularly and check on them.

Good friends are essential in your life, as well. Being lonely is sad but being surrounded by good friends will make all the difference.

Good friends are the ones that really care about you and wish you all the best.

They can do anything for you.

Choose your friends wisely.

Area n° 2: Health & Fitness

Take care of your health, eat vegetables and fruits, drink water, avoid fast food and soft drinks.

Visit your doctor regularly at least once a year. This will give you peace of mind and will identify any problem early on.

Here’s what you can start doing every day:

    1. Drink water. Start your day by drinking two cups of water to activate your body organs. Drink through your day at least 1.5L,
    2. Eat vegetables and fruits,
    3. Avoid sugar (chocolates, cakes, donuts…), stay away from the hidden sugar as well (bread, pizza…),
    4. Avoid salt and bad fat,
    5. Avoid fast food and soda drinks,
    6. Don’t eat your dinner too late or before going to bed,
    7. Diversify your plate (vegetables, meat, rice…) in order to give your body all the needed nutrients.

Exercising is important but the most important thing is consistency with aerobic exercises, not anaerobic ones.

Specify 2 to 3 days per week to exercise.

I chose Saturday for running and Sunday, for swimming.

I highly recommend you to swim as well because unlike other sports, it’s a full-body sport.

I usually start my days by doing some yoga exercises. It’s a great way to start the day. Some people like to run in the morning, others might go for a walk with their pets… Choose what is best for you.

Area n° 3: Business, Careers & Finances

Are you happy with your career?

If you aren’t, it’s time to start looking for a change.

It’s never too late. Believe me. I have switched my career twice.

From IT Administrator to Software Engineer and from that to becoming a Life-Coach.

There’s no point to keep doing the work that doesn’t fulfill your purpose.

Go after your dream and do what you truly love.

It’s always a good idea to mind your own business, what I mean by that is, work in a profession AND build your own business that will help you become financially independent and never work for the money again in your life.

This is what I like to call, financial freedom.

Speaking about finances, financial education is more important than money.

Why? Well, what is the point of having loads of cash with 0 management skills?

The money we earned fast will be lost fast.

So mind your own business and educate yourself continuously!

Area n° 4: Spirituality

Whether you believe in god, universe, infinite intelligence or you don’t believe in any of them, you need to take care of your spirit.

We are spiritual creatures, don’t you agree?

The spirit is an important part of our life and if you need to live a well-balanced life, you shouldn’t ignore your spirituality.

I found that meditation is a great way to connect to your inner self and become aligned with your spirit, your values, your mission, and your vision. Try, mindfulness meditation if you want a simple exercise to start with 😉

Almost all successful leaders meditate regularly.

So check it out!

Personally, I love to meditate in silence.

Meditation will allow you to connect to your highest self and be present here and now!

Area n° 5: Entertainment

Entertainment is also an essential part of a balanced life.

Having a hobby and being so passionate about it will increase your happiness.

Think about it, what do you love to do?

Do you like to hike the mountains or dive the seas or travel around the world? Pick your hobby and start doing it today 🙂

Final Words

I hope you enjoyed this blog post.

Now that you are aware of all areas of your life, take a moment today and check with yourself, which areas need improvement and start paying more attention to them!

Improve every area of your life on a daily basis and soon enough you will become a happier and more satisfied person.

People around you will start noticing it, just like magic!

Feel free to share with them what you have learned here, and share with me in the comments below your thoughts 🙂

I truly wish you all the best,

Elie Abboud,

6 thoughts on “To Live a Balanced Life”

  1. Wise words Elie. I’ve always subscribed the “middle path” approach to everything in life: Not too much or too little of the good and bad. I find that you can apply that to diet, exercise, entertainment and risk equally well as a rule of thumb. I’m part of the same community and it has also been life changing for me.

    1. I am happy for you Dave. It’s great to see the impact we, in the community, can have on people lives. You are right, staying in the middle and not on the extremes can help us in getting a better life in all areas. Hope to meet you one day and to listen to your story and to your own journey.

  2. Susan Patricia Connor Lewis

    Freedom, Success coupled with the ability to accept, or offer, change are very positive aspects in this digital world ‘s authentic impact on individual journeys.

    Understanding people, their beliefs or rationals become with practice. Lots of practice and lots of people.

    Even with strong personal beliefs, the integration of others into our own lives makes for an interesting individual experience. The effect of which we bring through and into our own families.

    1. Thank you Susan for your comment. Freedom and Success can indeed do miracles for us in order to get a well-balanced life. I am pretty sure also that when we understand our inner selves we can understand and accept others in our lives.
      God bless you.

  3. Great article Elie, I think you are wise beyond your years. It’s amazing how much you have changed your life recently and already seeing the benefits. I also meditate and have found it extremely beneficial when focusing on the things that matter.

    1. Thank you, Nayla 🙂
      My life is changing for the better every single day and I am loving it. I discovered meditation when I joined the community. Before the community, I knew nothing about meditation. Now I do practice it regularly. Success isn’t more than few good habits practiced every day. I am working on having a balanced life 🙂 I am also trying to help other people and I am grateful for the opportunity.

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