I always talk about finding a balance of exercise, nutrition and fitness that suits the balance of your own life. For me the concepts of balance for health and our lifes arent all that different. We all have unique lifestyles and needs – thats what is so great about health and life. Its in our own hands and for the most part, for us to dictate or at least we try do.

Today I don’t wanna write much about the balance of health but the balance of life – my life :)

What is the balance of life?

I don’t think one needs to be a life coach expert to understand life. We all are in it. Struggling to find a balance. Just like health, the search of happiness is a lifetime commitment. That’s exactly what the balance of my life to focused on – Happiness!

Whether its money, sex, friends or work, we all strive for a balance that makes us happy. Otherwise, you wake up someday and realize that the things you have been fighting for are …well meaningless.

…I don’t think one needs to be a life coach expert to understand life. We all are in it. Struggling to find a balance…

The Fragility of Being Happy

One thing I have learned over the 30 years of my life is that happiness is a funny thing. One day, you can be happy as a clown today and have lots of good things going for ya THAN … one incident … one accident …. or a single loss can hit you square in the face and wham …. u r on floor fighting to literally get your balance back in check!

Perspective, Acceptance, Realization and Experience

One thing that always helps me get back on my feet quickly are 3 components (hahaha “components” sounds a little geeky .. but hey its my life. My choice hehe).

  • Perspective – Whenever you deal with a problem in life, I put it into perspective. Comparing it against all the good things in my life. I always tell myself the following: “Kids that have lost their parents in the 2004 tsunami or through war in the middle east have REAL PROBLEMS. My problems don’t dont compare. I have a lot going in my life. Be grateful!”
  • Acceptance – We have to accept that not everything is always going to go our ways. We can only control and achieve so much. Even the best players in the world accept success comes with failure.
  • Realization – For me, its important to realize that in life, we only have so much control. Diseases, natural disasters etc can hit your life at any time and hey for me, its better to keep it real than to live in denial. Hope this makes sense ;)
  • Experience – Old men are wise coz they have experience. You have to live through the ups and downs of life to appreciate its highs and yeah its lows. I look at lows as an opportunity to get to a higher high.

I always tell myself the following: “Kids that have lost their parents in the 2004 tsunami or through war in the middle east have REAL PROBLEMS. My problems just dont compare. I have a lot going in my life. Be grateful!”

What makes me happy?

I love my life today :) My family, good friends, work, health and sports makes me happy. Thats my balance. Money, glitz and glamour is not part of the equation :)

Kevin Zahri

I am a US certified personal trainer and nutritionist with over 12 years experience. Over the years, I have published over 10 books, written for Men's Health, other fitness and lifestyle magazines, hosted TV shows and appeared on various TV shows, programs and magazines. I am also an avid corporate wellness speaker and web entrepreneur.

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  • so very true … for life is too short to be sad. Live hard & be happy. Highly recommend the book “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch – very inspiring.

  • mimi aneeza

    what triggerd you to write this?

    anyways, wish u all the best in whatver yuo do :) live life to the fullest yay!

  • @mimi – hmmmmm recent events. lets just keep it at that :)

  • Fenaz

    Happiness is transient when it depends on things, people, circumstances. True happiness is when you find a permanent source within and remain detached (not indifferent) to this temporary world we live in. I guess it’s a journey for everyone – to find this source. Good luck with life, and remember to smile with your heart! :)

  • reading this 3 months later actually helps.

  • ccdev

    i bookmark this and read it every now n then just to remind myself. cheers!

  • yeah me 2 ….. :)