Finding Balance

Finding balance is an art. There is no correct solution that will work for everyone. We do know, however, that one must focus on the physical, mental, social, and environmental aspects:

  • 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 new subjects, 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 is very important at this stage of life, emphasizing the need to declutter, to keep a clean workspace, and to maintain a positive attitude toward life.

Each of these aspects must be given attention so that they all grow and each one does not fall too far behind the others.

The following information, links, and resources will hopefully assist you in reducing your stress and improving the balance in your own 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

CDC, Coping with Stress



Emeritus Society, Crandall Challenge

MBA Career Management, Volunteering

Become a MBA Reunion Weekend Volunteer

AARP, Volunteering

Penn Volunteering


Continuing Education: 

Wharton Alumni, Webinar Series

Wharton Interactive

Wharton Executive Education

Wharton Alumni Lifelong Learning