Why are so many wealthy people so miserable?
I just read an installment from another self-improvement course that states that celebrities are unhappy because they don’t have gratitude for what they have. I disagree.
Have you ever had a time when you were making a good living, lived in a nice place, drove a nice car, took trips, had everything you needed and more – and yet you were still unhappy?
It wasn’t that you were ungrateful for what you had, just something seemed wrong. You weren’t fulfilled, or some- thing, but you couldn’t quite figure out what problem
was? Maybe you’re in a situation like that now. You feel like you should be happy, who wouldn’t given all that you have, but you’re not.
It simply means that your life is out of balance. Something has been shoved under rug and forgotten about. It might be spending quality time with family or friends, or even just by yourself. It might be that you’re not eating well enough to keep your body balanced. It might be that even though you make a good living, you don’t love what you do.
If you look at life of a celebrity, you can understand why they would be so unhappy. Their lives are totally out of balance. They spend years on road. They don’t have time for important relationships and recreational time. They’re always under pressure to be “star”.
Think about how you feel when you’ve put in a lot of hours at work and then have no energy left to give to your family. You don’t have energy to eat a good meal or get exercise you need in order to have more energy.
People are on never-ending treadmill trying to get money. But money itself will not make you happy. Life is a delicate balance of relationships, emotions, desires, and responsibilities to others as well as to yourself.
What do you really need to live a balanced life?
A clean, safe, calm home to retreat to – your escape from rest of world where you can let your hair down, relax, and be yourself.
A healthy diet and exercise to stay fit, healthy, trim and full of energy.
Self-Care, whether it be reading, meditation, prayer, soaking in a hot tub, a new hairstyle, new clothes, you need to take care of your personal needs. It’s not selfish. It’s necessary. Remember old saying “If Momma’s not happy, then no one’s happy”? There’s a lot of truth in that.