10 Easy Tips for a Balanced Life

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Many people these days are overwhelmed by negativity, lack of motivation, and stress. This is an unhealthy way to live and can create a myriad of problems in your day to day life. It is important to understand that in order to live a balanced life that you be not only physically healthy but mentally healthy too. There are simple steps all of us can take to live a positive mental, spiritual and emotional life. Living a well balanced life is the key to being truly healthy.

Here are ten easy tips to help you get started:

1. Visualize Your Dreams and Goals

Take a few minutes each day to visualize yourself living out your dreams. Create a mental picture of your goals. Seeing yourself already achieving your goals makes the brain believe that it is possible. Doing this is also a fantastic stress reliever.

2. Feed Your Body Well

Good nutrition can help prevent illness and disease. Make sure to have at least 5 serving of fruits and vegetables a day in various colors. Eating different colors will give you a multitude of valuable disease fighting nutrients. Also make sure to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. Water transports nutrients throughout your body, cleans out your body, and eases digestion.

3. Exercise, Exercise, Exercise

You’ve heard it before but exercise is a critical component to leading a well balanced life. Being physically fit gives you a positive outlook on life and reduces your risk of disease. It doesn’t matter how you get your exercise, it just matters that you get it on a regular basis. Make exercise a priority in your life!

4. Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

It is important to step out of your comfort zone once in awhile. This will help you achieve personal growth and confidence. Face something you wouldn’t normally do and you just may surprise yourself and give your self confidence a boost at the same time.

5. Live in the Present

Force yourself to let go of the past and not to worry about the future. Live for today! Look at your life as it is right now and count your blessings. Enjoy today as it won’t be here tomorrow.

6. Live by the Golden Rule

We all know the golden rule is to “treat others how you yourself wish to be treated” but how many of us actually live this way? Make a conscious effort to treat others well and to be understanding of other peoples feelings. The world would be a much better place if we all lived by this simple rule.

7. Have Integrity

This tip is as simple as this: Be who you really are. Live your life according to your own beliefs and you will have peace and harmony in life. Don’t let others convince you to be someone you are not. Be true to yourself.

8. Expect the Unexpected

Learn how to deal with the small misfortunes that are inevitable in life. Don’t let yourself get stressed and upset over things you have no control over. There will always be traffic, computers crash, kids get sick, etc. Accept and realize that anything can happen and learn how to adjust your game plan.

9. Know Your Priorities

Focus your energies on what is most important to you at the current stage in your life. Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many major projects at one time. Trying to do everything at once is a recipe for disaster.

10. Always Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude

As you begin each day, have the intention of making the best of it. Count your blessings and look for the good in your life every single day. Train yourself not to let things get to you. Realize that once you’ve done everything in your control it is time to let your life unfold.

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Comments

  1. says

    This is an amazingly great and helpful post for the people like me. :( :)

    Actually, these tips are definitely helpful and will work in real life. It is easily understandable without applying. But the real fact is, sometimes it is hard to apply them and follow strictly.

  2. says

    Easy said than done. I was a guy who once weighed 255lbs and lost over 100lbs in 8 months back in 2002. I currently weigh 184lbs. I have discovered one fact. If you were heavy most of your life, you will have to stay on a regiment of exercise and watching what you eat forever.
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  3. says

    I believe having a positive mental attitude is the most important tip. It’s amazing what you can overcome with a positive attitude and the belief that anything is possible. Take on life by living with passion and purpose everyday!
    .-= Mark Lewis´s last blog ..Laughter is the Best Medicine =-.

  4. says

    Yes Kelly, you are absolutly right with your advices. My favorite rule, although is the last , is the one related to the positive attitude. Without attitude nothing can be done.

  5. says

    Nice post and great tips.

    I’d also add to live by the adage, “moderation in all things.” I think it’s typical of our society to get carried away with one endeavor to the exclusion of other important things in life. All you have to do is look at those who work 60 hours a week to find them.

    Take time out for your family and friends. Otherwise, no amount of success is worth it.
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  6. says

    Exercise, exercise, exercise, whilst this is true for some people exercise is a dirty word. Even though they know the benefits of exercise they won’t do it. My wife is a prime example. She would love to lose a little weight and has tried many diets. While they work while she is on them, the moment she stops the weight comes back on. I mention exercise…… well lucky for me looks can’t really kill. ;)
    .-= Sire´s last blog ..Sire’s Tale Of Johann Herbig The Man Who Lived In A Tree =-.

  7. says

    Kelly, the 10 well-written points are worthy to check and apply for a better life. If I’ve to add something, it shall be ‘Smile’ :) Thanks Kristi for introducing Kelly for your readers!
    .-= Hicham´s last blog ..Shine like Gold =-.

  8. says

    Great stuff and some excellent points. Sometimes easier said than done given the the curves that life tends to throw at people. Kind of reminds me of the quote from John Lennon — “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” I believe that all ten of these items help in dealing with the unexpected.
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  9. says

    Thanks Kristi.
    Sorry, I haven’t been visiting for a while.
    I hope you are keeping well.
    As for now, I need to work on more @1 and 9.

    Thanks and I really have a pleasant time dropping by.
    I love your sharing. This article has just lifted me again:)
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  10. Kevin says

    In my oppinion, people who are afraid to step out from their comfort zone are they who live in the past. I was one of them back then. Really enjoy my achievement in my office work…but the time has finally come that I have courage to step out from the boat and walk on the raging sea :). Hopefully I can walk till the finish line.

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  11. says

    A good list.

    The older I get the more I realize the importance of exercize. Apart from the obvious health benefits, it’s just really good to get outside and away from the computer for a while.

    However I would say that you can overdo it. Keep active, but don’t be too strenuous. A nice long walk that gradually builds up a bit of a sweat is the best form of exercize, I think.
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  12. says

    Very nice tips and helpful in making a balanced life our habit. The toughest challenge is the determination to stick to the plans. Definitely need to exercise more, for now my finger got all the workouts (typing). lol… yes, need to bear that in mind. And a positive mind is equally important. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. says

    Thanks for the great tips! A well balanced lifestyle is important to help maintain overall well being. Any area that is consuming more energy than it should will likely harm you more than do good in the end.



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