A healthy balance between work and life is impossible without spiritual balance. Iíve been the person that is either physically fit or just completely out of shape. Iíve also been the person that was so career focused, I would have pushed my grandmother off the ladder to get past her. And Iíve also been the person that was so church driven that I was often several laps past God, I actually thought I was helping Him. Ultimately, a person needs balance in three areas; spiritual, mental and physical. All that said, it makes sense to occasionally stop and check our spiritual beliefs.
Be committed. Like an annual physical test, we need annual spiritual tests as well. If you believe in heaven and hell focus on that destination. Assuming that most believe there soul will go to heaven, check to be certain youíre on the right course. Some people believe in God and think their good enough to go to heaven; this is not biblical. Stand on what you know and if you donít know, figure it out.
Be teachable. Like a high school or college education, we need to become knowledgeable in spiritual matters. What are your resources, where are you getting your information? Is it based upon truth or just opinion? We were all raised in dysfunctional families, some to a lesser degree than others, but test what you learned as a child and have carried into your adult life. There is a lot of spiritual information and religious beliefs in this world, be sure your resources align with the beliefs in which youíre committed too.
Be disciplined. Like physical exercise, we have to give up some of the things we want in life. Life is less about work and more about people. We werenít created to be an island and to do life alone, we were created for relationship. Manage your time well. Set aside time for family and friends, make that time sacred and guard and protect it. Healthy relationships make for the happiest life.
We canít allow ourselves to unconsciously walk through life and let our circumstances or emotions take us where they may. In the book ďFlight Plan,Ē by Brian Tracy, he talks about the importance of setting goals and yadda, yadda. He explains that when airplanes are flying that 99% of the time there off course. The point heís making is that the plane has a flight plan and itís off course most of the time, but never enough that it doesnít arrive at its destination on time. Itís easy to get caught up in our personal lives, pushing after the things we think we want in life but we must be in control, we must have a plan.