Finding a source of stability is one of the most important things you can do in life. Whether it’s an exercise regimen that keeps you focused, a business strategy that keeps you excited to get up the next day, or a love for nature that gives you something to look forward to on the weekends, having a stabilizing force in your life works wonders for emotional health, financial responsibility, and interpersonal relationships. That’s why I recommend looking for an equilibrium in all walks of life.
Balance your checkbook.
Stop spending beyond your means and plan a monthly budget. If you’re spending too much money on a credit card, replace it with a prepaid card offered by my Green Dot. Not only will this allow you to manage your funds, it will prevent you from spending money you don’t have! Financial security is a powerful stabilizing force.
Balance your blood pressure.
Few things stand to cost you more money than medical bills spent on a heart condition. That’s why it’s important to do whatever is necessary—exercise, diet, medication—in order to keep your blood pressure levels in balance. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in this country, and high blood pressure is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular defect.
Balance your brain chemistry.
One of the surest ways to invite depression and anxiety into your life is to not get enough sleep. Studies have shown that people who have abnormal sleep cycles, or don’t sleep enough, are far more likely to have depression because of depleted serotonin levels. Another way to balance your brain chemistry is to exercise. Exercising releases healthy, natural chemicals into your bloodstream that keep you happy and stable.
Be kind to those around you.
Call it karma, call the Golden Rule, call it whatever you like, but if you put positive energy out into the world you’ll get it back in return. Be nice to those around you and they will be more likely to be nice to you. This is a form of stability that binds communities and towns. Stability in life makes it possible to create new paradigms and explore new options. Financial stability, emotional stability, health stability, and interpersonal stability are all equally important in finding a balance to your life. Seek out ways to make your daily actions more measured, disciplined, and purposeful.