Living a Balanced Life - The Real Juggling Act

Written by Carole Pagan

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 whatrepparttar 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 underrepparttar 142665 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 atrepparttar 142666 life of a celebrity, you can understand why they would be so unhappy. Their lives are totally out of balance. They spend years onrepparttar 142667 road. They don’t have repparttar 142668 time for important relationships and recreational time. They’re always under pressure to berepparttar 142669 “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 haverepparttar 142670 energy to eat a good meal or getrepparttar 142671 exercise you need in order to have more energy.

People are onrepparttar 142672 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 fromrepparttar 142673 rest ofrepparttar 142674 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. Rememberrepparttar 142675 old saying “If Momma’s not happy, then no one’s happy”? There’s a lot of truth in that.

12 Reflections on Personal Responsibility

Written by Steve Brunkhorst

Responsibility means being accountable for what we think, say, and do. Personal responsibility involves working on our own character and skill development rather than blaming others for situations and circumstances. It means choosing to design a life that honors our values and purpose.

Here are twelve reflections on personal responsibility:

1. Personal responsibility begins fromrepparttar inside and moves outward. We must begin by taking responsibility for our thoughts, choices, and reactions. Then we can be responsible forrepparttar 142651 circumstances we create in our world.

2. We haverepparttar 142652 divine gift of free will. We make conscious choices as spiritual living in a physical world. Conscious choice is a gift that carries great responsibility.

3. Every choice can benefit humanity or harm it. Even avoiding choices is a choice, and each choice will have consequences.

4. When you think something or someone else is responsible for your problems and their solutions, that exact thought isrepparttar 142653 first problem to solve.

5. People waste precious years while believing that there will be more time tomorrow than there is today. Today isrepparttar 142654 perfect day to accept and develop our gifts and talents.

6. A great philosophy of responsibility: When things are working, I am responsible... and when they need fixing, I am responsible.

7. Only our choices and actions today will bringrepparttar 142655 rainbow's end with any gold it might contain.

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