What's up monkeys, hope all of you are having a great week.
I know many of us would like to improve various areas of our lives, however, it can prove to be a daunting task. For individuals bright enough to work on Wall Street, we sure do struggle with keeping areas of our lives in check.
Here are 12 Areas of Balance that can begin to guide you toward a more balanced lifestyle without necessarily sacrificing your career. I recommend you guys rate each one of these areas on a scale of 1-10 and revisit them a week/month/year down to road to see if there are any improvements:
- Your Love Relationship: This is a measure of how happy you are in your current state of relationship - whether you're single and loving it, in a relationship, or desiring one.
- Your Friendships: This is the measure of how strong a support network you have. Do you have at least five people who you know have your back and whom you love being around?
- Your Adventures: How much time do you get to travel, experience the world, and do things that open you to new experiences and excitement.
- Your Environment: This is the quality of your home, your car, your work, and in general the spaces where you spend your time - even when traveling.
- Your Health and Fitness: How would you rate your health given your age, and any physical conditions?
- Your Intellectual Life: How much and how fast are you growing and learning? How many books do you read?
- Your Skills: How fast are you improving the skills you have that make you unique and help you build a successful career? Are you growing toward mastery or are you stagnating?
- Your Spiritual Life: How much time do you devote to spiritual, meditative, or contemplative practices that keep you feeling connected, balanced, and peaceful?
- Your Career: Are you growing, climbing the ladder, and excelling? Or do you feel you're stuck in a rut? If you have a business, is it thriving or stagnating?
- Your Creative Life: Do you paint, write, play musical instruments, or engage in any other activity that helps you channel your creativity? Or are you more of a consumer than a creator?
- Your Family Life: Do you love coming home to your family after a hard day's work? If you're not married or a parent, define your family as your parents and siblings.
- Your Community Involvement: Are you giving, contributing, and playing a definite role in your community?
Many of you might start to notice areas in your life that may need improvement. Personally I found that my intellectual life, skills, career, and health were at a high while all the areas that relied on relationships and adventures needed significant improvement.
Feel free to discuss with others.