Living a Balanced Life - The Real Juggling Act

Written by Carole Pagan

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Loving relationships. As much as some people swear they are happy being alone, we need human companionship to feel alive and part ofrepparttar world.

Quality time with family and friends. Everyone thrives when you takerepparttar 142665 time to enjoyrepparttar 142666 important people in your life. Even if you’re a workaholic like me, make sure to set aside time everyday for important relationships. You think that if you do allrepparttar 142667 work now, you can make it up to them later when you’ve made it. Most ofrepparttar 142668 time, byrepparttar 142669 time you’ve made it,repparttar 142670 important people in your life have left. It happens allrepparttar 142671 time.

A way to support all ofrepparttar 142672 above. Yep, that’s whererepparttar 142673 money comes in. But it’s more than that. It has to be some- thing you like doing, or every workday will seem like a prison sentence.

Dreams and goals. Without something to strive for, something to live for, we end up in a tedious existence. We need something that keepsrepparttar 142674 fire going – no matter how old you are. How many people have you known who reached retirement only to spendrepparttar 142675 rest of their days in front ofrepparttar 142676 television?

Faith. It takes many forms throughout your life. Faith in your God, faith in yourself, faith in your kids. You’ll find many times in your life when you just need to have faith that things will come out ok. Faith is what get us through repparttar 142677 tough times. It has been proven in numerous studies that those who practice their religion live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

Whenever you feel discontent coming on, do some soul searching and find out what you’ve been ignoring. It may seem like a lot of work to tend to all this stuff. It’s just likerepparttar 142678 juggler. When you drop one ofrepparttar 142679 balls,repparttar 142680 rest come dropping down too. You need to pay attention to all of repparttar 142681 balls. Instead of a balancing act, let’s call it a Juggling Act!

Carole helps people get their life together. You can find more of her common sense tips at

12 Reflections on Personal Responsibility

Written by Steve Brunkhorst

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8. The richest blessings follow those who followrepparttar rules and honorrepparttar 142651 universal laws for abundant living: laws for wellness, success, relationships, prosperity, spirituality, and service to others.

9. When you followrepparttar 142652 rules, life works. If you think you ever really get by with breakingrepparttar 142653 rules, you are only fooling yourself.

10. True personal independence isrepparttar 142654 freedom from reaction—the ability to choose actions and make choices that will influence positivelyrepparttar 142655 future of our lives and our world.

11. The Creator knows what it is we need to be doing and will provide us with plenty of chances to show up. However, we will not get an unlimited number of chances, and we cannot ever assume that we will have tomorrow.

12. Living serenely does not mean that we deny problems or avoidrepparttar 142656 responsibility for solving them. Justrepparttar 142657 opposite—we findrepparttar 142658 clarity and presence of mind to deal withrepparttar 142659 issues of daily living in positive constructive ways. You cannot control allrepparttar 142660 circumstances in life; however, you can learn from them. You can choose to allow every circumstance to make you stronger, wiser, more knowledgeable, more skillful, and more loving.

You can control your ability to design your life and your philosophies. A philosophy of personal responsibility allows you to live from an inner core of integrity. It will bring a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment.

© Copyright 2005 by Steve Brunkhorst. Steve is a professional life success coach, motivational author, and the editor of Achieve! 60-Second Nuggets of Inspiration, a popular mini-zine bringing great stories, motivational nuggets, and inspiring thoughts to help you achieve more in your career and personal life. Get the next issue by visiting

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