Chapter 9

Leading a Balanced Lifestyle

“Everything in moderation, including moderation.”

(Oscar Wilde, possibly)

Providing space for, and being content with, your life is at the heart of having a balanced lifestyle. Feeling good is more easily achieved when all of the elements in your life are in balance. The balance you strive for will be dependent upon your circumstances and lifestyle, but in this chapter we will try to provide some pointers. In simple terms, when there are two things to balance it is fairly straightforward to work out how to achieve a balance. As with the see-saw introduced in Chapter 5 “Distress”, equal pressure on either side provides a balance. Saying that, even with good balance, there will always be a sway with small ...

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