Do you have C.A.L.M.? It has the same effect as weed and other drugs.

I am sure you have heard the saying “work hard and play hard” or “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”  Nobody has said it but the truth is “all play and no work makes Jack a broke boy,” unless of course he is independently wealthy or a stay at home son. (Got that from Hangover 2)If you are like Jack you like money, cars, clothes and hoes. Oops, just kidding. I meant ladies. Jack is not a rapper. He is an average guy who likes to go on dates and enjoys the finer things in life. So without a trust fund Jack has to work. And sometimes he finds himself working harder than he would like to.

The finer things in life cost money so Jack works harder and harder every year to make the money it takes to afford them. Often he works so hard and so much that he never gets to enjoy life even though he can afford to. Poor Jack! Don’t do what Jack did. He is really not happy. You should work hard but you should also play hard. Have C.A.L.M. That’s, Career And Lifestyle Management. When you have that you are able to love your life and a love for life is like a drug. Without it you build stress, anxiety, unhappiness and a bad attitude toward the people around you. Especially your girlfriend Jill who keeps nagging that you all never go anywhere or do anything fun.

When you have stress, anxiety and a nagging girlfriend you take away from your overall quality of life and mental health. Your mental and emotional health are directly related to your physical health. Eventually you will begin to create diseases in your body. A peaceful body has more power to fight off disease.

Consider it this way: Your mental health is what you think about yourself and your life. Your emotional health is what you feel about yourself and your life and your physical health is how your body performs under those conditions. If you are thinking negative thoughts and feel negative feelings you are going to perform negatively and your body will continue to produce that negative energy until you change your mind.

When you “Create Your Perfect Lifestyle” you allow for harmony between your work life, your me-time and your family life. You have an obligation to all three so find a way to orchestrate it. I used the word harmony instead of balance because when you are listening to music you may notice that all the instruments are playing at different rates and tones at the same time. They are playing in the way they need to in order to make the melody peaceful. You do not have to have the same amount of work time as you have free time. You just have to make sure you are doing what makes you happy. Add to that equation that you love what you do and you are in for a utopia that no drug can create.

This weekend go ahead and play. Whether it is on a date, with friends or by yourself do something you enjoy that makes you feel good. Yes, by yourself as lonely as that may sound right now. You have done things by yourself that made you feel good before. (Huh, that time you masturbated.) So you can do it again except this time it will be out in public. Try not to get arrested. Lol!

Getting high off of life…Now That’s Presidential!


About Kiné Corder

Kine' Corder is a best selling author, speaker, and member of the Financial Therapy Association. Formerly a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor and currently a Financial Therapist Kiné runs Presidential Lifestyle, a financial wellness company focused on wealth in all of it's forms. View all posts by Kiné Corder

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