Balance Your Life

The key to living your life to the fullest is to maintain a balanced life by periodically correcting the course. If your life is on overload in one area, while other areas are being ignored, then an imbalance will impede success everywhere. Balance your life by checking each area regularly and honestly. Be open to making adjustments.

Critiques of creative writing help to bring balances to your artistic endeavors. Learn the areas which can be tweaked to understand the importance of maintaining a balanced life and balance in your writing.

Spirituality/Religion
This area covers your conscience, values, principles and relationship with your life purpose. Give thanks, celebrate and give to others. Emotions/Feelings are the fuel of life. These are your beliefs about the world and about yourself.

Mind, Mental and Personal Development
This includes your desire to learn, absorb new learnings and share with others. Exercise the mind to recognize the need to be constantly building skills and using tools to improve mental acuity

Body and Physical
Your physical health. The body is your vessel for making it possible to conduct your actions.

Relationships
Include relationships with family, friends and colleagues which make life beautiful and fulfilling. Your social interactions with others.

Work, Career and Mission
Career and achievements. Your productivity is measured by how you make a difference to lead and influence others.

Financial
A medium of exchange to create, transfer and share value. Take care of your money and it will take care of you.

Character, Integrity, Ethics and Virtues
The very essence of who you are will shine through, even if no one is looking.

Of course there are many other areas of life that can fit into each of those categories. Plus, add more of the personal regions of your own life and your writings to focus and reassess as an ongoing path to keep your life in balance. Take a step back to review each area of your current life.

Review the list again to see where more areas can be added to each category.

Social – living with or to live in companionship with others or in a community, rather than in isolation.
Time management – to use time wisely
Leisure/Recreation – schedule time for leisure activities.
Travel – an enjoyment and an education
Goals – set goals to maintain a personal compass for today and the future
Romance and sex – having a significant other helps to balance the life
Community involvement – doing for others is doing for yourself
Relationship to Self – how do you see yourself
Bad Habits – change can be helpful

A perfect model to follow does not exist. Each person is unique with different lifestyles, personalities, interests and background of experiences. Balance your life by encouraging your uniqueness to shine!

Look inward and learn more about yourself
Where are you spending too much or too little time?
Where does your uniqueness shine forth?

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