Every human is aware of the various stages of their lives. They are born as infants, grow up to be teenagers, evolve into adults, and perish as they grow old. While the aspects of life are not as significant or clear to children and teenagers, every adult has various facets of their life that they must cater to. Ignoring any of these aspects or not knowing about them may disbalance the harmony of life.
An imperative reason behind knowing these phases of life is to empower ourselves. When you know and take full control of these aspects of life, you become capable of optimizing your life. In simple terms, optimization of your life refers to your ability to live it to the fullest.
Aspects of Life Meaning
Simply put, the aspects of life consist of the various phases of your life that you manage every day. These phases are –
Disrupting any one of these five crucial aspects of life can and will leave your life crippled. And, disruption can happen at any time if you ignore or are unaware of the importance of these phases. On the other hand, having a thorough knowledge of these different sections of your life gives you a detailed insight into your own life. Additionally, it helps you determine those areas of your life that require more work and effort than the others.
But, why do you need to know about these aspects? What happens if you let life be as it is?
What happens if we don’t pay attention to the Aspects of Life?
Honestly, if you do not pay attention to your life, or any of its aspects, you would be miserable. It may not happen instantly; it may not even happen for a few years. But, when it does, you will regret not taking care of your life as well as you should have. Let us look at a few situations you may find yourself into if you were to ignore the various aspects of life:
If you ignored your mental well-being, you could suffer from stress, anxiety, and depression. In the worst cases, you could develop critical mental illnesses born out of mental health issues.
People who do not pay attention to their emotional aspect of life/emotions or feelings often end up with serious insecurities, abandonment and neglect issues, inability to hold relationships, unexplained emotional outbursts, and so on. They can also have psychological breakdowns. Most suicide cases are a result of unstable emotions.
We all know what happens when you ignore your physical well-being. From lack of confidence to numerous short- and long-term diseases, lack of physical well-being can damage the quality of your life massively.
Humans were created to be social beings. This means that we need to live and act according to the norms of society. Acting according to your society doesn’t involve blindly following them, but to behave in a certain way to maintain a cordial relationship with those around you. Lack of this aspect can make others isolate you. It can cost you’re your relationships with friends, acquaintances, as well as at work.
This aspect is perhaps one of the most crucial ones. And, it is because if your finances are not in your control, you are bound to be stressed. And, financial duress has the ability to affect all other aspects too.
There are more than just five aspects of life. However, every aspect that you can think of can be classified into one of the above-mentioned categories. For instance, personal aspects as well as your friends and household aspects can fall under mental, emotional, and social.
How to balance the five aspects of life?
By now, we understand that maintaining all the aspects are not only important to have a good, stable life but also to live it to the most. And, so, it is important that we do our best to keep all the aspects balanced. Here are a few steps you can follow to live a balanced life:
- Take breaks and timeouts when you feel stressed.
- Talk to friends and loved ones about anything that is bothering you.
- Build a workout or a yoga regime – walking 15 mins every day can also be good for your physical as well as mental health.
- Develop a hobby (if you don’t have one) – gardening, painting, reading, and so on. Try to find something that inspires you.
- Spend valuable time with your friends and family. Take the time to go out with them every now and then. Show them how much you love and appreciate them.
- Eat healthily and take care of meals and sleep timings.
- Keep a track of your expenses and have savings for emergency situations.
- Use a productivity app or tool to keep your workdays organized.
- Be true to yourself and take a deeper look within to know what needs to be improved.
- Most of all, don’t do anything that makes you unhappy (not even for the sake of it).
There are several different ways to improve the quality of your life and bring harmony. For some, seeking a spiritual path brings balance and harmony. And, for others, achieving something they have dreamt of does the trick. Before you decide to fix your life, take a journal and write down all the aspects of it so you know what to fix.
Check out video of “How to explore every aspect of life” by an Indian mystic Sadhguru.
A happy person lives a happy life. And, you can only be happy when you take control of every aspect of your life. It’s never too late to start caring about yourself. But, if you leave it to later, it may be too late to get a grip on the lost times. Analyze every phase of your life and start now by improving one thing at a time.
Namrata is a Doctor i.e. dentist turned writer and a clinical researcher. Eager to learn about anything and everything, she is what you would call a jack of all trades and master of none. With a zeal for reading novels, books, and anything she could get her hands on ever since she was little, she embarked into a writing career purely out of luck. After indulging in a freelancing career for nearly two years, she can now write on anything - from dentistry to decor, travel to technology, medicine to management - but the psychology remains her first love. Having dealt with mental health issues in the past, she hopes to raise awareness for the same and help people with her work in association with The MindFool team