On the Road to a Balanced Life {Aspects I’m Working on in 2018}

How is your progress with your 2018 goals? I have been working each day to reach my goals and create bigger goals, all while ultimately working towards a more balanced life. While this post is sponsored by Renew Life® Ultimate Flora™ Probiotics, all opinions are my own.

For 2018, my list of goals is longer than ever. At the beginning of the year, when I started writing them all down, I noticed a pattern, which lead to one of my words for the year: Balance.

Overall, I definitely seek balance. There are so many different aspects of our daily lives, a healthy balance seems to be key. If we focus too much on one thing, other things get neglected. If that neglect goes on for too long, it could easily become severely unhealthy.

Looking at the larger picture of things, there are really six areas to balance: mental, emotional, social, financial (work), physical, and spiritual. Within each area are more detailed areas, which all our goals fall into.

While there are many different areas I am working on, after going back over my goals, there are a couple areas that stand out more than anything. Areas that I neglected more than others in the past, such as ‘me’ time, which falls into mental health. There is also physical health, which I think goes hand in hand with ‘me’ time.

No matter what I am trying to achieve, I have learned that we have to take care of ourselves throughout it all. Taking Care of Yourself Takes Guts.

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I started taking Renew Life Probiotics last year, as I learned the importance of a healthy gut and restoring digestive balance. 95% of your body’s serotonin, the happiness inducing neurotransmitter, is made in the gut, which is pretty important to me. Plus, a healthy gut helps fight unhealthy food cravings and can help maintain a norm metabolism. And don’t forget that the gut produces 50% of the body’s dopamine, a neurotransmitter, linked to sleep. It all circles back to a balanced life.

Balancing work and home life is also a big one on my list this year. It actually is every year. There is always room for improvement and opportunities to try new things to increase performance overall happiness. What works in one situation, may not work the next month. It is always a work in progress.

How are you working towards a more balanced life this year?

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Written by Samantha King

Samantha King is a lifestyle blogger and mom of three with a passion for social media, photography and amazing communities. On her website, NiftyMom.com, she enjoys sharing fun household tip, kids’ activity ideas, recipes, crafts, party ideas and more.