1. Everyone has a physical body, and it’s important to take care of it. Without your health, you don’t have much. No one wants to live in an unhealthy, pain-filled body. Health is something we can all agree is important.
2. Everyone needs financial security. No one wants to be homeless, begging for spare change for food. In order to live in this modern world, we all need some form of income.
3. Most everyone would agree that the other people in our lives are important — our relationships with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, significant others, etc. Few of us want to live isolated from others. Most of us want to have a healthy, supportive social system around us.
More or less, these three areas everyone can use as a starting point for identifying what is important in life. Everyone is going to have additional areas, of course. But these three are the minimum areas to pay attention to if we want to have a happy, fulfilling life.
(I note that there are some people who truly don’t care about some of these three things — they truly don’t care about the state of their bodies, or their finances, or their relationships. People like that do exist, and to them I say, Godspeed. Best of luck. Hope that works out for you. I’m probably safe in assuming that they aren’t reading this blog, tho.)
I’ll give more details in blogs to come. ☺
Be true to yourself, know who you are, then commit to a lifestyle that supports your inner balance and well-being.
- Annelie H. Pelaez