Finding Life Balance, Day 6: Make Joy and Contentment Your Lifestyle

9 days, 9 methods for high achievers to find full bliss

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In day 6 of our Life Balance series, we urge high achievers — whose journey to excellence can be filled with reward, hard work, and quite a bit of stress — to recognize that happiness is a choice and to take steps to build a lifestyle that is based in contentment and joy.

Method 6: Make the choice to be happy and build a lifestyle of contentment and joy.

One of the definitions of the word overwhelmed is “to give too much of a thing.” When you truly desire to live a life that is fulfilled in all areas, you are destined to have more to do than you have the time, energy, and ability or help to accomplish or complete. The feeling of being overwhelmed is when you have what you need and are overflowing with what you want.

When you have so much success, opportunity, potential, clients, projects, options and prosperity that you can’t handle or manage everything, your reaction is that you are overwhelmed. So what about those times when you’re overwhelmed with challenges, struggles, health issues, and other life concerns? Know the plan for your life is perfect and the struggles are never to defeat you but to make you stronger and uncover your true power. Surrender and find peace living in the overflow, joy and abundance of being overwhelmed.

Check us out tomorrow for Day 7′s method: Building Lasting Confidence.

Sheri Riley is founder and chief partnership strategist of GLUE Inc., a premier entertainment consulting and management agency with clients including Converse and CVS Pharmacy. Having a background working with the industry’s top achievers, Riley strives to motivate, teach and inform via her second role as creator of Exponential Living L.L.C., a concept that focuses on creating holistic life balance.

Day 1, Healthy Living Goes Beyond Watching Diet

Day 2: Seek Peace in Not Some — But All — Aspects

Day 3: Create in Yourself a Giving Heart and Spirit

Day 4: Channel Your P.O.W.E.R.

Day 5: Take a Moment to Pause and Evaluate

Day 7: Build and Nurture Healthy Self-Confidence

Day 8: Find the Courage to be Faithful

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