If trying to maintain balance in your life makes you feel like a tightrope walker, you are not alone. Most of us have so many demands on our time and energy that life can feel like a circus sometimes. How well do you manage career, family, fun, money, romance, social life, spirituality, service, personal growth and other areas of your life? How well do you manage face time, Facebook, email and alone time? Are you able to prioritize on a regular basis and to know which priorities should always remain near the top? Take this quiz to see how well you're balancing responsibilities, health, and happiness.

Answer each question True or False

1. The only way I can successfully manage my life is to take care of myself physically and emotionally first, then see about doing all the other things that need doing.

2. Nurturing myself is more important than helping others.

3. I eat healthfully, exercise regularly and have adequate rest.

4. I set aside personal, quiet time for myself, whether I'm meditating or daydreaming.

5. I experience the gifts of each season: ice skating, sledding, bundled-up beach walks, reading, gardening, hiking, camping, swimming, walking on the beach, harvesting, going to festivals.

6. I do what I love on a regular basis--whether that's food prep, drawing, painting, writing, dancing, singing or another creative pursuit.

7. Reaching out to others enriches my life. I spend quality time with family and friends.

8. I give my time, energy and experience to something outside myself and my work.

9. I notice and heed emotional signals that tell me I'm out of balance: irritability, overwhelm, resentment.

10. If I feel like I'm catching a cold or am run down, I stop doing so much and take care of myself.

11. I say no to requests for my time when I need to or want to, without guilt.

12. I listen to and honor the requests my body makes for such things as a nap, a walk, greens or vegetables.

13. If I have something planned for myself, I don't just toss that aside when someone asks for my help.

14. I'm busy, but I find time to do the things I want to do.

If you answered false more often than true, your life is not well-balanced and you could be compromising your health. Please call if you'd like to explore these issues and learn how to better balance it all!

Author's Bio: 

Diagnosed with a tumor and arthritis so severe her spine might fuse together, Sharon changed her lifestyle to bring about health. She became Board Certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, a Healing Touch Practitioner and a certified yoga teacher. She reversed her chronic disease and lost nearly 55 lbs! Sharon has authored several books and is a national speaker at the Raw Spirit Festivals, Mother Earth News Fair; DC Green Festival; North American Vegetarian Society Summerfest; and Natural Health and Food Conference. Sharon offers individual holistic nutritional coaching to people who are serious about making changes in their lives. Visit her site: www.wildsuccess.us. Call her at 301-816-0752 and invite Wild Success® into your life today!