In this day and age when most people are frantically rushing to and from work, it is important to stop and take stock of what you are doing with your life and your body. If life is all work or chores at home like doing the gardening or attending to carpet cleaning – and no play, then you are likely to suffer burnout, get sick more often, feel unable to cope and generally not enjoy life any more. Your relationships will suffer if you spend all your time on work. Spouses and children deserve and need your input into their lives, otherwise they will grow away from you – and when the rubber hits the road, work is a poor substitute for family.
So how do you balance your life for optimum health? Remember that optimum health is not only physical health, but mental health and emotional health as well. When you work too hard and for long hours your body is under a great deal of stress, both physically and mentally – and often emotionally as well.