I know that I have written about this before but I really believe that it is important! Having balance in your life is critically important in to optimize your chances of being happy. It does take an effort to be balanced.
There are many important areas of life including your profession, family, faith, recreation, and relaxation. Having balance means having the right combination of each of these areas in your life.
Of course, your profession is what pays the bills but it also helps to define who you are. Giving the right amount of attention to your profession pays for everything but it also empowers you to be who you want to be. So work hard, continue to improve your work skills and give work your attention.
Your family defines who you are also. We are all responsible for our family life and having a good one is a great blessing. Always put your family right up there in your list of importance. This goes for immediate and extended family.
I believe that your faith life defines who you are. Being devoted to God is critical to your happiness. Practicing your faith and beliefs is your most important mission. You are a role model whether you chose to be or not and that is part of God's plan I believe.
Recreation helps to define who you are. All work and no play makes you a dull person. It is true. Find something to do in the area of recreation. It is important.
Rest makes it all possible. Be sure to get enough of it.