What are the keys to living a balanced life? How can we live our life to the full if one or more areas of our life go unfulfilled or neglected? For example, maybe you are successful in your career. But allow your family life to suffer? Or maybe you are a very informed person. But you allow your health to wither away.
To live your life abundantly, I believe there are certain areas of life you need to develop for balance in your life. Those areas would be mind, body, Belief system, career, and relationship.
Your mind deals with your desire to learn. In this fast-changing world, your ability to absorb new skills and information becomes ever more important. You have to build your intellectual hunger by building your personal development territory. This will not be easy, but it can be done.
Your body is an area that deals with your physical health. Since your body is the means through which you conduct your actions, it is important to keep your body in tip-top shape. Not only will a healthy body prevent you from being sick, it will also help you thrive at a high-level to help you accomplish your duties with speed and passion.
Your belief system is an area that deals with your integrity, values, and ideologies. It also deals with your relationship with the infinite. Your belief system is where your life purpose and meaning comes from. In my opinion, the fact that it gives purpose in life is vital to your existence. But it does not mean that you should focus on only developing your belief system. Even if your belief system is strong, you will not live your life to the fullest if you do not balance the other areas in your life mentioned in this article.
This area of your life deals with your career and achievements. This area has to do with the productivity in your life; your productivity is measured by what is accomplished during your career. If you want to have a productive person, you should increase your production in this area.
These essential areas should serve as the basis for you to build your life on. You will want a balanced growth in all these areas. You will want to allocate your time to each area equally. You should make periods of time for your belief system, mind, body, relationship, and career.
If you feel that you are under developed in a certain area, you will want to put more effort into that area. I have used this framework for years and I feel the benefits of doing so. Again, the key is balancing all areas of your life.
This area deals with your relationships with your friends, family, and associates. Relationships are what make your life beautiful. The greatest feeling of fulfillment does not come from your achievements; it comes from your relationships. You are only as good as the relationships you nurture, cultivate, and maintain.