Creating A Balance In Our Lives

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All of us want to live a happy, calm and confident life. We want  to have  control of every aspect of our lives. Nature demands balance in all things. The wonderful thing is that balance is the norm in our lives. Our body has a natural bias toward health and energy.

There are two major areas of balance that we need to be concerned with. These are the physical and the emotional areas. In the physical area there are seven common habits practiced regularly by the people who enjoy the healthiest & longest life:

1. The first habit is eating regularly.People who ate irregularly were far more likely to be fatigued and    have physical ailments than  those who had regular eating habits.

 2. The second habit is eating lightly.Foods high in fat, sugar and salt are very  bad for us. The more  fruits & vegetables we eat, the better we shall feel in life.

 3. The third habit means taking no snacks between  meals. When a person eats snacks between  meals, the introduction of new food interrupts the ongoing digestive process and leads to drowsiness  and improper digestion.

 4. The fourth habit for longevity is no smoking at all. Smoking is so detrimental to the entire human  system that it alone  causes more illnesses than all the other environmental or hereditary factors.        The very act of quitting smoking can do more to improve a person's overall health than a change in  any other  single health habit.

 5. The fifth habit is consuming alcohol moderately.Not more  than one or two drinks per day, and fewer  is desirable.

6. The sixth habit for longevity is sleeping seven to eight hours every  night. Getting regular rest is one  of the most  important things we can do to keep our physical life balanced.

7. The seventh habit is regular exercise. The rule with regard  to any part of our body is "If you don't  use it, you lose it." Regular exercise, even moderate exercise, can have a tremendous impact in  helping us feel better & happier person.

 The second area of balance that is important to us is our emotional life. We know that how we feel  emotionally has a  dramatic impact on your physical body. Just listen to our  body and our emotions.    When we are in balance, you feel calm, confident, relaxed, poised and at peace with ourselves and    life. When we are out of balance, we feel unhappy, anxious, angry, resentful, negative, pessimistic and  depressed.

The self-concept is  the master program of our  personal computer. It is made up of all our  ideas, experiences, decisions, emotions, knowledge and beliefs .To get our lives into greater balance,  it's essential that we examine our inner world in relation to our  outer world; compare both worlds to  find where there is in-congruence or  imbalance that might be causing you to perform poorly or,  more importantly, to be unhappy and frustrated.

We achieve a greater sense of balance by determining our  values in each area - --in regard to our health, our relationships, our work, and so on. Next, we examine our behviors and identify the things that we do and say that are not consistent with those values. And then we resolve to change them, one by one. In bringing our behaviors into alignment with our innermost convictions, we start to feel happier and healthier.

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