For more than fifteen years I have conducted research among both those who feel that their lives are balanced, and those who believe that their lives are way out of whack. I have seen that those in balance and those out of balance are not separated by education, upbringing, marital status, or even income. So, the obvious question: What separates them? Here’s the short answer: The actions they take day in and day out.
6. Keep a journal so that you document the people, places, things, goals, and activities that are important to you. You should also keep a tally of the challenges you face, along with your successes, wins, losses, learnings, strategies, and resources. This will become one of your most important assets.
7. Do something that you find FUN at least once a week.
8. Carve out time — on at least three days a week — to exercise. All you need is 30 minutes of activity to make a huge difference in your fitness, your health, and your quality of life.
9. When facing competing demands, ask yourself: What’s the cost to me? Which one will move me closer to my life goals? Your answer will tell you which one to choose.
10. Let go of the Dream Stealers (people, things, habits, etc.) that are holding you back from achieving your goals. You cannot soar with eagles if you hang with turkeys.