May 1, 2012 in Featured
Now that you recognize your void and hopefully shared it, the next step is finding healthy ways to fill it. Most people have a void and insecurity in some area of their lives, so be assured you are not alone. When filling your void, be sure to keep balance in mind since even positive activities can become unhealthy and addictive. One of my favorite fillers is exercise, it doesn’t matter what type of exercise, just get active. Fill the void with a hobby, home project, volunteering, or any healthy passion that you have which gives you joy. I find that giving back to the community and serving others in need can be a wonderful void filler. For me, having a relationship with God and incorporating prayer in my life will consistently fill a void. Spending quality time with family and friends creates an emotional connection and fills a void. Nurturing a marriage fosters emotional intimacy and builds a sense of belonging. Having a sense of purpose, fulfillment, and meaning in life related to work, raising a family, caring for others, or supporting a partner to excel in their career can fill a void. Ultimately, taking care of our physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social, and relational needs in a balanced and healthy way will produce positive benefits. And remember, balance breeds success. Life is extremely busy and very stressful, but attending to our needs will enable us to care for those we love with greater patience, strength, and energy. Next week I will discuss my book that is now on Amazon, Change Your Life, Not Your Wife: Marriage Saving Advice For Success-Driven People, written with Dr. Peter Weiss, which addresses the destructive nature of filling the void with work, wealth, power, and achievement.