Thomas Merton said that happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony. Balance. According to Daniel G. Amen MD, author of Magnificent Mind at any Age, a magnificent mind begins with a balanced brain. A state of imbalance can leave your brain fatigued, discouraged, irritated, and screaming for relief. This can put you at increased risk for any number of brain dysfunctions, illnesses, or disease. You and your brain must identify your own priorities and find your own balance.
can be hard to find. Nevertheless, it is a goal worth pursuing. Life is constantly changing so finding balance is somewhat of a moving target. What is right for you now may not be right next week or next month or even next year, because priorities change over time. If you are struggling with ‘where the times goes,’ jot down for a few days what you are spending your time doing. This will help you identify and evaluate whether you’re allocating your time in the most productive or desirable way—based on your personal and professional goals. You may need to re-evaluate those goals. Some may no longer be realistic or even desirable.