- Peace of Mind
I'm sure there are others that you can add to your own personal list. We have to have a balance of all these facets of our life in order to truly be prosperous. If we spend too much time concentrating on one area, such as work, then the other areas are excluded or minimized. In order to be a well rounded, vibrationally secure person, we need to attend to all of these, not just one or two.
Remember the saying "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"? Well, that's so much more profound than we know. If you direct the majority of your energy in one direction, you will become dull. You'll use all your cortisol keeping yourself in one all encompassing plane. Usually when we concentrate on only one area we are in a high state of stress response regarding that aspect. We've talked recently about the adverse effects of chronic stress response on the body. We are meant to only activate the stress response in times of true threat. But the way we have adapted and adopted our hectic lives today, our bodies feel as if we are under a constant threat so the body responds appropriately. This is NOT healthy for us and eventually leads to exhaustion and even illness - this, then, switches our focus onto negative aspects requiring our attention to try to improve our health or life.
Take an inventory of each aspect of your life. Grade yourself on a scale of 1-10 in each area.
Once you've been honest about this, find out where you need to pay more attention. Do you have many friends? Or could you pay more attention to the friends you do have? Are you happy? If not as happy as you'd like, what can you do about this?
Spend some time on this and you'll have a very balanced life.