I believe the real answer to the question, “What do you want?” for everyone is, “To be happy.” And I also think this is true for everyone: a balanced life is key to feeling happy. Some people think they want power, so all they do is work, and spend time with work associates. Then they get that power and learn they aren’t happy. Why? Because their life wasn’t balanced. They only have the power, and nobody to share it with (at least nobody they really love). Some people think they just want the perfect body, and they get it, but they too are a bit lonely and feel they’ve missed out. They were always in the gym. They could never go out for pizza with everyone. Goals are good, but they should be the pillars that make up a structure: not the whole structure. If that makes sense. Your loved ones are the floors and walls. Your spirituality is the roof. If you just work on one aspect of a structure, it will eventually crumble. It certainly won’t provide shelter or comfort. Here are small hacks to have a more balanced life.
Call loved ones during chores
When you’re folding laundry or cleaning dishes, put some headphones on and call a loved one. You don’t need to use your brain to dust surfaces. This is a great 20 to 45-minute period when you’re free to catch up with an old friend or family member.