Stress Management – Invite Harmony into your Life
Invite Harmony into your Life
Inviting harmony into your life means that you will need to exert a little more conscious control over your habits and lifestyle. I believe that if you are to truly become a fully actualised individual, you need to look beyond the obvious, on-going commitment to lifelong learning, consistent growth in financial well being, devotion to your career or business and you need to also engage in regular exercise, pay attention to your nutrition, relax through musical, cultural, artistic, spiritual and family activities.
True harmony can only be achieved when all the facets in your life are working together. It is crazy to focus all your energy on creating financial well-being, whilst and at the same time you neglect your health or family. Lying alone in a hospital bed recovering from triple bypass heart surgery, with a massive bank balance, will most certainly not serve you. Have the courage to explore your life right now. Are all the areas of your life working, or are there parts of your life, which are working better than others? You can never become fully self-actualised and live a life of meaning and fulfillment, if you neglect any facet of your life, to concentrate all your energies on building another.
Action Idea: Try to introduce these few crucial success tools into your life:
- Pay more attention to your nutrition, choose leaner source protein and fibre based carbohydrates as your basic food choices.
- Schedule exercise into your week. Ensuring that you get a good 30 – 45 minute cardio workout at least 4 times a week.
- Schedule time to spend with your family.
- Make time to invest into your spiritual endeavours. It does not matter what your circumstances or beliefs are regarding the spiritual element of your life. It is just important that you do not neglect this crucial part of your life experience.
- Give yourself permission, to relax through cultural, musical or artistic activities.
- Ensure that you get sufficient sleep and that you schedule time to rest and recharge your batteries.
The above investments will serve you well and help you to maintain, far more harmony in your life. Better exercise and improved nutrition, will help you to have far more energy. Spending time with your family will help build better family relationships and will see more support and assistance flow to you from your family. As your spiritual awareness expands, your universe will open up and your whole life experience will improve. Your investment of time into music, culture and art will give you time to relax and appreciate the wonders of the world. Finally by getting enough sleep every day and scheduling rest into your week will keep you invigorated and driven.
Learn the art of becoming a super achiever.
Super achievement is never about just work and no play. Block off periods in your schedule for recreation and vacations and obviously include uninterrupted periods for work, where you can focus all your energy on the most crucial priority projects in your life. I have researched a number of the best books, works of art, inventions and even musical compositions. All of the greatest works were produced during uninterrupted time frames.
They could never have been produced during interrupted time frames, where the person producing the master piece, did a few brush strokes, or wrote a few bars, then answered their phone or read an email on their smart phone. Every success I have enjoyed in my life, where I have produced a great audio book, made a DVD or written a book, was done with discipline and even included twelve to fifteen hour days of complete focus, where I focused 100 % on just that one project.
I was able to work at that pace, because I had scheduled rest periods throughout the day. I planned time to rest and recharge my batteries. I made time to exercise, ate well and built time into my schedule around this focused activity, to be with my family. This focused activity was conducted during blocks of time, which included time to work, time to rest, recreate, recharge and exercise.
The secret to sustainable success is to focus your energy on prime projects during prime time and to use your innovative powers, material, time and energy resources as effectively as possible to focus on carrying out your goal specific activities every day. When you learn the art of effective priority management, you invite freedom into your life. This freedom allows you to have a far better opportunity to make more informed, higher quality decisions. As you know the decisions you make or fail to make are shaping your future, moment by moment.
Author: Andrew Horton Stress Management