Finding Balance

Finding balance is an art, but there’s no one correct solution that will work for everyone. We do know, however, that one must focus on the physical, mental, social, and environmental aspects. Each of these aspects must be given attention so they all grow and each one does not fall too far behind the others. The physical includes a balanced diet, exercise, sleep, and meditation or yoga. The mental encompasses a daily plan, setting achievable goals, doing things that bring you joy, learning a new subject, and giving attention to your spiritual well-being. The social portion addresses having a social life, healthy relationships with family, effective communication, community involvement, and developing a balance between all the other elements as well. The environmental element may be something new to focus on, but it’s very important at this stage of life. It emphasizes the need to declutter (something I’d guess we all try to push off to later, but know we need to take action on – now), to keep a ‘clean work space,’ and to maintain a positive attitude toward life. You can reduce your stress, and an increasing number of people are finding that individual spiritual development can be helpful in finding their correct balance. The following information/links and resources will hopefully assist you in finding your own improved and well balanced life.

Wharton Magazine, The Power of Age

Wharton Magazine, There’s No Such Thing as Retirement

Penn Today, Decision-making and anxiety in the time of COVID-19

Penn Today, Behavioral Health

Wharton Alumni, Lifelong Learning