Is your life in balance?
Have you ever had that feeling that something is off but you can’t quite put your finger on it? Or maybe what’s off is blaring like a red neon sign saying “LOOK HERE”.
Sometimes what’s off balance in your life is obvious but sometimes it’s hidden or buried. You know how important taking care of yourself is by eating right and exercising, but did you know that what, and who, you surround yourself with can also have a major impact on your health and well-being?
I call these parts of your life Primary Foods: Joy, Spirituality, Career, Finances, Education, Home Environment, Relationships, and Social Life.
If you are lacking in any of these areas you might feel like there is something missing in your life. Sometimes it’s not obvious until you really take some time to dig deep.
I call this your Primary Foods: Joy, Spirituality, Career, Finances, Education, Home Environment, Relationships, and Social Life. If you are lacking in any of these areas you might feel like there is something missing in your life. Sometimes it’s not obvious until you really take some time to dig deep.
Today I’d like to ask you to take a few minutes and do the following very special and FUN task that will help you identify the areas of your life that you are satisfied with, and the areas that could use some TLC. It’s called the Circle of Life. You may have seen this before, and if not, you are in for a treat. It really is an eye-opening look at what areas of your life could use a little more attention!
So here is how it works:
Print out the The Circle of Life
The Circle of Life is used to identify ares of your life that are out of balance. To do this, place a dot on the line in each category to indicate how satisfied you are with each area. Place a dot at the center in areas you are dissatisfied with and towards the outer edge for areas you feel satisfaction.
Next, connect the dots to see your Circle of Life. Identify imbalances and determine where you could spend more time and energy to create balance. Doing this exercise will give a very clear picture of what areas in your life you are not happy with. Maybe your career is stressful and not fulfilling; or perhaps you’ve gotten so busy you don’t do your hobby anymore which affects your creativity, or you’ve always wanted to go back to school.
Now that you see the big picture and have pin-pointed those areas in your life that need more attention, write a list of at least 3 things you can do in each area to get more balance.
Once you are done with that, I want you to commit to at least one thing per week in each category and write it in your calendar! Whether it be meditating, scheduling date nights, or taking a cooking class; the very action of making a commitment and holding yourself accountable is the first step. You can start with 10 minutes or 15 minutes on each action. Go slow, but implement change somehow. Show up for YOURSELF!!
Remember, the simple act of acknowledging these areas can really open your eyes to where the biggest stress and the biggest joy is in your life. Doing this task and really following through will be the beginning of peace and harmony in your life.
I’m always here to support you in your journey to balancing your circle of life! Check out my health coaching programs and send me a message to get your free consultation.
I believe in you!!