What Does Your Life’s Year-End Balance Sheet Look Like?
Published: December 15, 2016
As we examine our lives in the final days of 2016, let’s imagine that we are looking at a balance sheet. Ultimately we want to look at the bottom line. So, if you were to create a balance sheet for your life including work/financial health, physical health, relationship health, spiritual health and mental health, what would yours look like? Where would you see signs of stress or in other words areas that could be improved upon?
According to the annual report published by the American Psychological Association, “Money and work remain the top two sources of very/somewhat significant stress.” (http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2015/highlights.aspx)
So, if you are like most people, you are most likely unbalanced in the areas of work and money. And according to the same study, this year, “for the first time, family responsibilities emerged as the third most common stressor.” So, most people are out of balance in three out of the 4 areas life areas. But when you take into consideration one other finding of the report that states, “Almost one-third of adults report that stress has a very strong or strong impact on their body/physical health and mental health,” it’s pretty clear that a balance sheet is going to come up with a deficit on the bottom line for most people.
How will you bring balance to your life in the coming New Year? Will you strive for balance or will you continue along in the same stress-filled existence?
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