Ten Suggestions for a Healthy Balanced Life in 2019

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119

I tend to share this post at the beginning of most years. I hope it encourages you to have an amazing 2019. These ten suggestions, tips or guidelines are where I want to start my 2019. Won't you join me.?

1. Focus - Determine what your distractions are and eliminate as many as possible. Some things are just that, distractions, and they cheat you out of moving forward.

2. Get Healthy - Eat foods that don't rob you of energy and good health.  Sleep what your body needs.  Exercise consistently, effectively and efficiently.  Avoid fad diets, avoid fad foods and avoid fad exercise.

3. Educate Yourself - Learn more about those things that propel you forward.  Don't seek advice from failures.  Look for people who have succeeded at the place you want to go to and seek their advice, experience and wisdom.  Read good books, listen to successful leaders and learn the mechanics of your field of choice.  And remember, everyone pays their dues.  Make every day a learning day.

4. Invest in Healthy Relationships - Reduce the takers in your life, and increase the givers.  Some people only cause you heartache and misery.  And then again, some people bring you great joy.  Ask yourself,  "How do I feel after I've spent time with this person?" or,"How do I feel after I've talked to this person on the phone or through a text message?"  If you're excited and inspired, you've found a fountain.  If you're exhausted, you've found a drain.

5. Make Money Your Servant - Pay yourself first (at least 10% of everything).  Try to give more to your favorite charity or your church, and do it out of a generous heart.  There is a law of giving and receiving that profits you above and beyond your generosity.  Pay off debts.  The borrower is servant to the lender.  Break the shackles of debt so that it doesn't become a course distraction.

  6. Do Something Out of Your Comfort Zone - Go on a canopy glide, go sailing or take a trip to a country where you don't speak the language, etc.  It's intense and it makes you feel very alive.

7. Bury Your Past - Don't let the past direct the future.  Everybody makes mistakes.  Allow yourself the freedom to get past it.  Others may not want to let you leave your mistakes behind, but it's your choice.  Don't look back.  Images in the mirror are bigger than appear.  Don't look in the rear view mirror.  Your goals are ahead.

8. Renew Your Spiritual Life - A core relationship with God is an anchor in the storms of life.  Some days you need an anchor.  Other days, you need a sail.   A healthy relationship with God will provide both.  Know the difference between a true spiritual relationship with God and one that is only on the surface.   Pray, study God's Word and give Him your time.  I promise, you can't out give God.  If you give Him your life.  He will give you His. 

9. Extend Forgiveness - It's hard to walk up a hill with someone on your back.  Holding anger and resentment toward other people really only holds you back.  It rarely hurts the offenders.  There are people who you may not feel are worthy of forgiveness, but as long as you hold on to their offenses they are still controlling your life.  Extend forgiveness, and throw off the shackles of bitterness, resentment and anger.  If this seems too difficult, refer to #8.

10. Love More & Love Sincerely - Tell those you love that you really love them, and then go a step further.  Show it.  Don't wait for the next funeral to remember all the people you haven't told how important they are in your life. Tell them now while it counts.  You might be the only encouragement some people ever get, and you might be that one lifeline someone needs in an undisclosed time of distress. 


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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
Regal Christie's International Real Estate

Each and every one of your points are keys to having healthy balanced life.  Knowing when to say no is one of the key factors in my opinion.  Great post.  Wishing you a healthy and balance life in 2019

Dec 31, 2018 05:14 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Excellent list...balance can be achieved in so many ways.

Dec 31, 2018 05:20 AM #2
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

A good list Mike.  Thanks for your thoughts.

Have a spectacular year to come!

Dec 31, 2018 05:33 AM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Mike - there is something (or many things)that will spark an idea, light/ re-ignite a fire or receive an acknowledging nod that makes a new year(or a new day or a new moment) shine.  

Dec 31, 2018 05:38 AM #4
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Mike Cooper, GRI this is one of the best posts I've read all year.... a "healthy balance" all around.... it hits upon every important facet of life.... thanks for posting it....

Dec 31, 2018 06:18 AM #5
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Mike, your post should be featured. It really hits home for me and I've bookmarked it. A healthy balanced life is so important and I'm committed to achieving one in 2019. Learning when to say no is something I have to work on. 

Dec 31, 2018 07:37 AM #6
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Wishing you the Best in 2019
Healthy & Happy New Year

Found this on Barbara Todaro  re-blog


Dec 31, 2018 12:45 PM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

A balanced collection of a little bit of this and a little bit of that, goes a long way for a healthy well balanced life, Mike.

Dec 31, 2018 03:40 PM #8
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Mike, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Dec 31, 2018 03:40 PM #9
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Mike.

I believe, most people would like to follow your points. I also believe, the first one violated is number 2

Jan 01, 2019 02:02 AM #10
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Happy New Year Mike! I love this post, I have to do better with being a YES person all the time, something I struggled with all my life.

Jan 01, 2019 05:09 PM #11
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Great points. Having a sensible plan, making sure you eat well and exercise, gives you the backbone to stick to that plan. Task lists help, too.  It's like your Mom standing behind you to remind you.  

Jan 27, 2019 03:26 AM #12
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