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Balanced Life Categories

finding balance in your life

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The Balanced Life assessment tool can help you determine which areas of your life you are happy with and which areas you would like to work on.

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Balanced Life Categories Explained


Feeling balanced in the area of health in your life means having energy, feeling rested, and overall feeling well. If you are dealing with an illness or medical condition, please consult your physician. But if you are otherwise healthy and want to take charge of your life in the area of health, here are a few areas you might choose to work on.

  • Exercise
  • Healthy eating
  • Sleep
  • Water
  • Mental Health


Relationships are important for many different reasons. They can increase our emotional well being, create stability, help us deal with stress better, and might even help us live longer! Relationships are not just between you and a significant other, they can also be with friends, children, coworkers, and your community. If you are feeling out of balance in your life when it comes to relationships, here are some areas you might want to focus on.

  • Friends & Family
  • Significant Other
  • Community


The work you do is important. It might be a job you get paid for, volunteer work, or work in your home as a stay-at-home parent. If you are feeling out of balance in the area of work, here are some places you can focus on that can help it feel more manageable.

  • Time Management
  • Fulfillment (How fulfilled are you by the work you are doing)
  • Stress Management


Having healthy finances is important to feeling balanced in your life. Stress about money can be one of the biggest stressors in life. If you want to take control of your finances, here are some areas to consider.

  • Goals – Short/Long Term
  • Budget
  • Giving


Having fun is so important in life. There are actual health benefits to having fun, such as reduced stress, better sleep, and improved relationships – just to name a few. If you want to make a habit of relaxing and spending time doing activities you love, here are some ideas and areas to consider.

  • Hobbies
  • Read
  • Travel
  • Dates – Significant Other
  • Quality Time with Friends/Family

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What does spirituality mean to you? For me it means that I am seeking God, serving others, and giving well. What does it mean to feel balanced in the area of spirituality? Here are some areas to consider:

  • Mindfulness
  • Prayer
  • Bible Study
  • God-Given Purpose
  • Service

Final Thoughts

Have you used the balanced life assessment tool? How is it working for you? Let me know in the comments! For me, I like to use the tool to periodically check in with myself and see areas I am happy with and areas that I am struggling. Lately I have been exhausted, so I am going to make a goal to start getting better quality sleep. I am excited to see how I feel after 30 days – if sleeping better will improve other areas of my life.

Check back often as I will be updating and building out this area with further ideas on how to find balance in your life. Let me know in the comments if you have any other ideas that I haven’t included.

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