Where has the all the balance gone?

Times are tough for many Americans right now and I believe they’re about to get tougher. The housing crisis, rising fuel prices and an election year all mean big changes for 2008. I saw a headline just today that the national debt has hit an all time high of 9 trillion. The stock market is down again off of it’s highs. The value of the dollar is dropping astonishingly fast. Oil prices are nearing $100 dollars a barrel for the first time in history. Households that heat with gas or heating oil will likely see substantial increasing in the cost of heating this winter. Retailers are calling for a tough holiday sales season. Many of the headlines are gloomy and there are more likely to come in the next few weeks and months…

Many of us are already feeling the repercussions of these events in our own households. We’re all watching the prices go up nearly daily at the gas pumps. We’re also watching prices rise at the grocery store on items such as milk, vegetables and bread. There are probably houses not too far away from yours that are about to go on the auction block due to a foreclosure.

Here’s the sad part of all of this: it’s due, in large part, to a lack of foresight and planning. We’ve forgotten as individuals and as a country how to seek balance. Balance is ALWAYS better in long term than living in extremes. We lack balance in our finances. We lack balance in our health. We lack balance in our relationships. We lack balance in our careers. It’s all leading to stress and hard times.

There is good news though… Every time this nation has been through a trying time in which things seemed like they would only get worse, at some point, we turned the corner and it got better. I believe this will happen to us again. But for that to happen, we’re going to have to do things differently in the future than we’re doing now…

It’s the same with you. If you are struggling to find peace-of-mind because you’re in massive debt, you’re struggling with your weight, you’re stressed by the lack of order in your household, you’re seeking a more meaningful job, it’s time to do something different. It’s time to change the way you’re living. It’s time to find balance, passion and peace again…  And you CAN do it…

A few years ago, I struggled with some of these same issues. But I began searching for a way out. I found my answers in something I’ve studied for years and about which I’m truly passionate; the weather. Sound interesting? I’ll have more on how I did it in tomorrow’s post…

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