Dr. Ray Angelini
Business Coach and Author
Dr. Ray Angelini is a Career Coach in Saratoga Springs, New York. Dr. Angelini has been working with people in transition or in life choice dilemmas for over 20 years and brings a realistic perspective that everyone can benefit from. He is frequently seen on Capital News 9 Station out of Albany speaking on life balance issues and has a daily newspaper column in the The Saratogian.
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If you are like me, you probably are challenged by the multiple and
often conflicting, demands that confront us almost everyday of our
Balancing the demands of a career, family, intimate
relationships and so on can leave the best of us overwhelmed and
It is no wonder that in recent years our society
has been beset by a wide-range of so-called “stress related” disorders,
ranging from headaches and various gastrointestinal difficulties to
heart disease and cancer. As our world seems to move faster and faster
each day, it becomes more challenging to achieve wellness and balance
in our lives.
What follows are 10 suggestions offered by Penny
Paltz in her book, “Wellness Works!” In it, she offers some of the best
and most practical advice I have read on the subject. Try to see which
tips relate the most to you.
Rather than trying to master all 10, try to focus on one or two that you feel will have the most important impact in your life.
Remember, it is more effective to focus on progress rather than perfection.
John Bradshaw noted so astutely, we have become a society of “Human
Doings” rather than “Human Beings.” Examine how much of what you do in
a given day is essential to your well-being and how much is pure
Slowing down is not easy and requires discipline. We
must learn to quiet the incessant chatter in our minds in order to
allow our body to rest peacefully by creating quiet time, we are more
able to act with intention rather than react.
Clear out the clutter
in life is imbued with energy. Our clutter is no exception. Clutter
blocks the flow of positive energy into our life. Clearing out the
clutter creates a vacuum that attracts new people, ideas and
Cultivate your creativity
you ever noticed how naturally expressive children are and how easily
they inject their imagination into an otherwise dull situation?
Creativity is not about perfection, but expression.
Find ways to cultivate your creativity in your day-to-day life, then watch what happens.
some kind of movement part of your daily routine. If your job is
sedentary, make sure you get up at least once and hour and move around.
Take the stairs rather than the elevator. Movement does not have to be
strenuous to have an impact.
being fully present in the moment. Rather than multi-tasking, practice
doing one thing at a time and give it your full and undivided
attention. Your life will be much more balanced and enjoyable if you
are fully present for it.
Start a fiscal fitness program
Many people have an unhealthy relationship with money yet do little to change it.
what we resist persists, and wishing won’t make our financial problems
go away. It can be daunting to face our financial problems, but facing
them is far more healthy than not facing them.
Try a little tenderness
Learn to go easier on yourself and others. Learn to laugh at your mistakes.
Remember, it is kindness, not nastiness that is contagious. Play big
Mandella once said, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,
our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our
light, not our darkness, that frightens us.” Playing big means showing
up for life in all your glory. It involves daring to be fully and
completely you and refusing to be limited by others perceptions about
who you are and what you can achieve.
When you play big, it gives those around us permission to do the same.
Your life is your message
Gandhi once said, “My life is my message.” When we finally understand
that everything we say and do reveals something essential about us, we
start to live life with greater intention and attention. Remember,
Intention + Attention = Miracles.
Tap into your 'wellpower'
our strengths and weaknesses gives us the insights necessary to live a
balanced lifestyle. Willpower implies struggle and resistance,
wellpower implies strength and depth. Take the time to honestly look at
your life and identify the areas that need work. Then look at how each
area affects the whole. Doing so will help you achieve mastery in these
areas and will also increase your mental, spiritual and physical
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