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The best, simplest, explanation for finding balance in life

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Balance isn’t between work life and home life (it’s five things, not two)

 

For a variety of reasons, and especially those reasons being led by media of all sorts, we have some nebulous notion of balance.

Balance isn’t absence of stress. Which is what many people think is the byproduct of balance.

Balance is taking a personal inventory (at whatever intervals we choose) and giving ourselves a grade or evaluation on how much energy we are expending mentally, physically, spiritually, professionally (at work), and personally (at home).

Our energy ought to feel like no single area of the five is being neglected. It should feel like each area is symbiotic with the others.

When one is enhanced, all are enhanced.

When one is diminished, all are diminished.

And we want to be in a place were we can recognize it nearly instantaneously, and even to predict it in the future and take action now to mitigate it.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites.