Change you life: Balanced lifestyle

Atkinson, Philip
March 2005
Management Services;Spring2005, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p46
Academic Journal
This article offers a look at the goals that people set for themselves. What people desire falls heavily into the having or possessing category. This is not realistic or even balanced. Having or possessing something does not happen by accident. Wanting something for its own sake, without taking purposeful action towards that thing, does not work. Wanting to have a new car, relationship or material possession, without taking action towards creating the right circumstances that makes it possible, is no more useful than wishing it will happen. As people progress into the season most associated with growth, they find that increasingly people seek to spring clean their lives. The good intentions and new year resolutions that were reviewed at the start of the year may not have materialized in quite the desired fashion. Perhaps people have focused on changing one part of their lives and failed to consider the impact that this can have on other areas. When setting new goals, people need to consider all aspects of their life. Their goals can fall into seven key areas which include: career; relationships and family; material goods and possessions; fitness; health; spiritual; and development and learning.


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