The Importance of Lifestyle

by Kevin

balancelife·style.
Noun: The way in which a person or group lives: “the benefits of a healthy lifestyle”.

Life style is the style of life that you choose to live. It is the finesse and approach to your life. The decisions you choose to make in the present moment daily. It is the people you surround yourself with, the things you choose to do or not do. It can be many things. It is your life. This is why it is important.

First and foremost anyone reading this needs to understand the importance of a well-balanced lifestyle, not just simply having a lifestyle. Technically anyone living will have some type of lifestyle. There is such thing as a good and bad lifestyle. However those are relative to the people living them. How many people actually focus on developing their lifestyle, and of similar importance: keeping their life in balance? When your life is in balance you can actually live in the present moment and enjoy the elements that individually make up your life. When life is in balance everything feeds into everything else allowing you the opportunity to build up serious momentum in your life. When things are good – balanced – in all of the areas of your life it’s much easier to maintain the overall balance of your life. Momentum is key for maintaining balance in life. Momentum matters.

A well-balanced lifestyle will be a continual work in progress. Just like anything that you may attempt to balance, balancing comes down to a constant re-balancing. Balance is a delicate thing and can be interrupted very easily. Stresses, fatigue, a shift in focus and/or environmental factors are just a few things that may be able to knock your life off balance.

A balanced lifestyle means you have been able to create a system/routine for your life that keeps your life, and all of its elements, in a state of continual rebalancing upon which you receive a satisfactory level of value. A balanced lifestyle will ultimately come down to the habits in which you live your life. In your life, everything affects everything. One element of your life will play a role in all of the others. This is yet another factor to take into consideration when balancing your life. Stress at work often affects the environment at home. The environment at home can affect productivity at school. The productivity at school will affect the stress at work.

“How you do anything is how you do everything. Your ‘character’ or ‘nature’ just refers to how you handle all the day-to-day things in life, no matter how small.”

Character predicts your future.
-Derek Sivers

What we are looking for is a balanced lifestyle. Balance is the key. A balanced lifestyle will look different for everyone individually because everyone’s life and preferences to life are also different. Some people may have way too many things in their life so the balance will be off. Some people may not have anything; this is also an imbalanced life. Developing awareness for the different elements in your life and where they are at is very important to a balanced life. How do you balance something you’re not aware of?

About Kevin
One of the pioneers of the Social Dynamics movement and co-founder of Kingpin Social, Kevin is motivated to meet new people and eliminate his comfort zones. Kevin is also a passionate dancer, bboy and loves camping.

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Karim Saleh June 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Hey Kevin! Great work on the article on a tough topic to conquer.

I have constantly worked at balancing my life in a way that supports my purpose. Through years of exploring the different areas of my life, I have found that this work never ends. Also, I have noticed that the amount of time it takes me to catch myself when I get off track has reduced with experience: I can get back up on my two feet, dust myself off and re-focus. I am learning to “know” when I am off track and now I am more/better able to make decisions on the fly.

Building a balanced life takes time and may never be perfect…but the juice that I get when my life is in balance and the incredible results that follow are enough to keep me coming back for more every time 🙂 Building a system for onesself is important and it can be one that is made by someone else or one that you make yourself. I found that I needed some help at first to get clear about how to balance my life…but over time I am learning to create my own routines that are appropriate for my life 🙂

Thanks for the article Kevin…keep ’em coming!

Brian Mark June 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Love the article Kev!

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