Here is a great video of sales expert Zig Ziglar talking about various things that are necessary to obtain a balanced life. I have to agree with him on numerous points. I also read for 2-3 hours per day. This constant addition of knowledge has helped me develop new & creative ideas, which makes me more successful. Ziglar also discussed stress and how if you reduce your stress, you will reduce health problems by 90%. Finally he discusses how preparation is key in life and how optimism is of great value.