How to Have a Balanced Lifestyle

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.” – Thomas Merton.

According to Stephen Covey and others happiness can only be achieved if there is a balance between the physical, the mental, the spiritual and the social/emotional. However, intensity does help on occasion.

Here are a few tips:


  • Get sufficient exercise – regular push ups, sit ups, crunches, and jogging.
  • Get sufficient rest – an average of eight hours is completely helps the most.
  • Eat healthy – look online and find the food pyramid, then try balancing your calorie intake with your exercise.
  • Find time to relax – just lie down and think about what you did. Think positive thoughts, or take up a relaxing hobby, but don’t go to sleep.
  • Pick a hobby that you enjoy.
  • Always smile.


  • Plan out your day, set goals, but don’t stress out but remain flexible.
  • Write but keep it positive. No negative thoughts.
  • Finding out and developing one’s talents by going out and doing activities.
  • Keep a diary or journal.
  • Read Shakespeare, Newsweek, National Geographic, or things that help you stay in the present.
  • Try to set goals that are reasonable to achieve.

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