5 Steps to a Good Life – #5 Find Balance and Build Relationships


image5. Find Balance and Build Relationships

Socialization and building relationships seems to be a unanimous remedy towards a fulfilled life most experts remind us. It sounds reasonable. After all, even my pups are more relaxed the more my husband and I socialize them. Human connection may very well be the road to a healthier and happier life. Spending time with family and building friendships offers a sense of belonging. Being needed, depended on and accountable to, offers a sense of purpose, enhancing quality of life. When we are happier, we are healthier.

Personally, I can be so project oriented that if I don’t consciously make an effort to reach out to others, I could easily find myself isolated. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for someone if they ask, but they will have to first find me because I might be organizing my closet or something! But that’s another post on obsessive personality types (in a good way!). Finding balance in my life has been the single most difficult thing for me. It’s something I have to consciously work on because I am so project driven.

Our recent relocation to another state has put some distance between many of my friends and me. This has also opened up wonderful opportunities for my husband and me to develop and to nurture relationships with new friends and nearby family. How exciting is that!

So come on, join me in setting some goals in building, connecting and nurturing our relationships and finding balance in our lives so that together we might enjoy a happier, healthier and more fulfilled life.

Blessings to all,


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“Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”