It happened recently out of pure curiosity. I don’t normally get distracted by the internet, but I just had to know. What are healthy lifestyle habits? What lifestyle boundaries do successful people implement? It’s nearing midterm season here and I needed some advice – and a mental break. My jaunt started with countless business forums and ended with learning that Warren Buffett plays the ukulele. Obviously, the internet is just a wonderland of information.
Anyway, back to successful habits. These are lifestyle changes and consistent methods used to navigate various situations. I found that successful and wealthy people strike a balance in healthy diets, daily exercise, good sleep, being focused, reading a lot, having time to relax, deep relationships, and so much more. This sounds great, but how does moderation become an active part of our lifestyle?
This is a really important concept, especially for college students. Our young adult years are a time of profound change. We experience stress in academics, social/relationship situations, and the fateful onset of financial responsibility. It’s also a time to adapt to life before our official careers. Many students’ reactions could include drinking, considerable weight gain/loss, unhealthy relationships, or extreme perfectionism/procrastination during this time. Our reaction towards stressors is imbalance.
Many graduating seniors I know are reluctant to take the next step and launch into their full-time careers. It makes sense. The constant change in expectations and responsibilities make it difficult to uproot into bigger environments and start life over from scratch, especially after finally adapting to the demands in college. Overwhelming may be an understatement.
I think we can be taught to navigate emotional and lifestyle changes. Similar to how successful businesspeople seek balance in their lives, moderation can be a crucial component for success. Balance is NOT lukewarm, passive, or unemotional; Instead, it sets healthy and efficient boundaries.
Over the next few blog posts, I plan on discussing four big components that need to be balanced for a more fulfilling life.
- Time management
- Physical health
- Stress and anxiety
This list is far from exhaustive, but I hope it will be beneficial. Placing reasonable boundaries requires a hefty level of self-discipline, but I’m determined to uncover the benefits and practical applications toward this concept. Join me in discovering lifestyle changes that make life more focused!