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How to Create Balance in a CRAZY World!

by Sam Glenn
One thing is for certain - today we have more responsibilities, more stress and more things going than what we can sometimes handle. If one area of our lives is off track, it has a huge affect on every other area. It's easy to get out of balance with work, family, and our health. The good news is, there are certain and simple things we can do to regain balance and improve the quality of who we are and what we do. When we get better, life gets better, what we do gets better, and relationships get better. And that’s what we really want, isn’t it? Know this: a balanced life begins with balanced choices.

First, we need to do a personal evaluation. What is causing our life to be so unbalanced or overwhelmed? Is it work, health, finances, family or certain activities of involvement? Identifying possible roots to the challenge will be important to determining a plan to deal with it.

Your success and failure to balance will be in your daily routines…

Take the time.

We all have the same amount of time in a day. How we spend that time will determine where we gain or lose balance. So we really have to evaluate where our time is being spent. Is there an area where it is being wasted? Are there certain routines you have that are defeating you? Here are some quick suggestions regarding time: Plan your day out. Plan your actions and to-do’s. Work at it the best you can. Prioritize. What needs attention first?

Focus. Even with distractions and interruptions, be proactive about focusing on one thing at a time. Give what has priority attention, focus on it and accomplish it.

A balanced life begins with balanced choices….here are just a few:

Maintain healthy relationships. Relationships will either increase us or decrease us. They will give us energy or take it away. What we sow into a relationship we will reap in that relationship. So, if your family needs attention, they should be high on the priority list.

Maintain your health. We need energy to do all the things we have to do. Eating right, getting enough rest and exercising daily will be the key to keeping our energy and attitude at an empowering level. This will also be key to releasing stress. If the stress you have goes beyond a certain point, it becomes unmanaged stress and you become unhealthy in your actions, choices and in your attitude.

Maintain a healthy perspective about yourself. Many of our actions in life reflect the way we feel and what we think about ourselves. If we don’t feel good about ourselves, then we will not perform in a manner that is consistent with who we really are. Remind yourself that you are a worthy person, here for a reason and that what you do has value, purpose and meaning.

The benefit of a balanced life is that when you make balanced choices you will get immediate results in what you do and who you are. The evidence of a balanced life is effective stress management, met priorities. improved relationships, better health and extra time to spend your way. Translated into business terms, it means increased sales, outstanding customer service, dynamic teamwork, improved leadership, job satisfaction and more productivity.

The question is, are we going to get off track here and there? Yes. That’s a part of life and the fast paced world we live in. The good news and empowering news is we can harness our life and regain control at any moment. The quality of our lives will be in direct proportion to the attention we give. If we lose sight of who we are and what we do, then we lose site of a balanced and healthy life. Our ability to take responsibility is always with us in all situations. There are no excuses, because excuses don’t receive rewards or create balance. They only enhance limitations.

So, if you find yourself off track, take the time to evaluate your situation, and discover what actions and new choices you can make to get balanced, stay focused and be empowered to life to the fullest.

Sam Glenn is a national speaker and author who empowers people from all walks of life to achieve profitable results through having the right attitude. Visit him at


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