Living a Balanced Life - How to Live a Happy and Fruitful Life

Dr. Purushothaman
October 4, 2013

If you feel that you are always running out of time and living a hectic lifestyle, perhaps it is time for you to slow down and take a deep breath. Make a cup of coffee, relax and read this article as we are going to talk about how you can live a balanced life in today's hectic lifestyle.

It is a norm these days to see people losing their patients, getting angry easily and getting stressed out from work. We often clutter our minds with so many unimportant and unnecessary stuff that we fail to see what really matters in our lives. That is why so many people suffer from stress, depression, unhappiness, sadness and disappointments.

So now, it is time for you to take charge and take control of your life! We all only have one chance to live so it is definitely worth striving to live a more balanced and happy life.

Here are some tips and ideas to help you take back your life:

The first step in achieving a well-balanced life is to focus on YOURSELF! We are not asking you to become a selfish person but the message here is to give time for yourself. Many of us live according to other people's standards and perspectives. We should remove that, we should focus on what really makes us happy in life and what really matters to us and our families.

Selfishness is not defined by an inability to help others; it is the means by which you regenerate yourself by focusing on your own needs. Simple ordinary pleasures can make a world of difference in your life such as a break from a hectic world; a tour of a place you always want to visit; a nice meal in your favorite restaurant; a manicure; a day out with friends; a new hairstyle; a new outfit, etc.

Next, stop worrying! Many of us live in a worried state of mind, we worry that we can't succeed, we worry that we can't do well, we worry that we can't get that job, we worry that people will criticize us, etc. In fact, more than 90% of what we are worrying about will never happen. Therefore, we are actually wasting our time and energy worrying about things that will never happen in our lives! Worrying too much will drain your focus and energy! So, if you want to start living a balanced life, get rid of those unnecessary worries! If you worry about something, let it out... talk to your loved ones or people you trust. But, do not worry about something that is not worth worrying about or something that is out of your control.

Last but not least, surround yourself with positive and like-minded people. Stay away from those negative people and naysayers even if they are your family members. Get to know with people who have a positive outlook in life and learn from them, share with them your dreams and do not be afraid to ask for help.

We have just shared with you some great ideas and tips on how to live a more fruitful and balanced life. We hope that you find it useful. Again, we only live once so it is worth it to strive for the best quality of life.

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