By Baruch Okpulor
With the recent global economic crisis and economic depression in corporations, companies and families, it is hard to ensure a guaranteed regular income. This has become a serious concern for bread winners.
This concern is aggravated as big companies lay off thousands of workers periodically.
If you become suddenly unemployed, the challenge is to take vigorous action to find another job.
Despite the pressure of generating enough income and job security, there is much more to life.
Living a satisfying, meaningful life obviously involves making time for work, family, recreation, spiritual needs and friends.
You must understand that you will live this life just once.
Adopt the following approaches for a balanced life:
a. Make Time for Yourself
Working long hours without proper rest or recreation can rob you of many joys in life. It can also lead to serious health problems.
Chronic overwork has been linked to obesity, heart disease, alcoholism, drug dependency, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and many other stress-related disorders.
Never let your work become your obsession. Protect your mental, physical, and emotional health by taking time to rest no matter how difficult it seems and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Balancing work with rest and leisure will also help you care for the emotional needs of your family more.
b. Balance Life with Family Life
Many family members are separated and disconnected even though they talk with one another. Your children own most of your energy while your work gets what is left.
One U.S. study reports that on average, dual income couples talk to each other only 12 minutes a day.
c. Give Some of Your time to God
Living a simple, balanced life involves getting connected with the Creator, God. The events that take place in the physical are regulated in the supernatural realm.
Today, many people have a short-term, materialistic view of life. Develop a covenant time with God to get revelations and directions about your family, love life, work, business and aspirations in life.
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