Workaholics let their personal lives slide, fitness freaks forget to go to work, family first is often considered career suicide and thinking only of money makes you a scrooge.
When we know this, why is it so easy to fall into the traps?
The four major areas of your life are:
If you do not take care of all four areas you will start deteriorating in all. They all work in tandem and no success in one can make up for failure of another or endure without balance in the four major areas.
Some examples of problems that can arise if you don’t take care of all areas
Relationships –> Health –> Career –> Finance
If you do not take care of your relationships, your mind starts to suffer, you become down hearted, sad, irritable which will in turn become an obstacle in your career which will ruin your finances.
Finance –> Relationships –> Career –> Health
One of the most common causes of fights between spouses is the ones about money. If you ruin your relationships, that anger will often move over to your career which will in turn hurt your health when you feel constantly stressed by the weight of your life.
Career –> Finances –> Health –> Relationships
Your career controls your finances, which in turn controls how well you can take care of yourself and an unhealthy person cannot be a good friend since they are too tired and irritable to be around.
As you can see all parts of your life are intertwined. I could go on but the point is pretty self-explanatory.
I let my health slide
When I started my first full time job, I stopped working out. I focused so hard at work that I was too tired to do anything else afterwards.
To make matters worse we ate very unhealthy lunches, beef, potatoes, sauces every day.
I quickly gained about 45 pounds.
The problem was that up until that point I had been doing very well at work. But when my health started deteriorating it was hard for me to muster the energy required to produce at a high level. This started hurting my finances and made me more irritable which hurt my relationships.
It wasn’t until I started caring for my health again that I could turn things around.
But the good side was that as soon as I did everything else came roaring back.
Do a goals inventory
Look through your goals.
Make sure all 4 major parts of your life are a part of your dreams so that none gets neglected.
If you have balance your success in all four areas will work in tandem and help each other. You will move faster towards your success and be able to do more, in less time than you ever have before.
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