The habits in daily life that build these foundations of practice require planning, setting boundaries and some routine. Meditation is rest for the mind and body. Reflection is useful time spent looking at the details of your life and planning better ways of living. Study is necessary to learn about how the human body and brain operate.
Part of being awake is the understanding that your body is your only vehicle in this precious life. It is all that you truly possess. It is also mortal and will eventually stop working, no matter what you do. Maximizing the usefulness of your brain and body comes with understanding how it works and then doing what needs to be done to keep it working well. As you adapt to this way of being, balance becomes more attainable. Imbalance becomes more evident. Gradually, you begin to maintain your balance less self-consciously. It's like riding a bicycle. Eventually, you can maintain balance and bring that balance to everything you do.