Have you ever noticed that some activities seem to give you a
burst of energy while others seem to leave you barely able to move? The goal is
to prioritize your life, to the extent possible, around the activities that
excite you and give you energy. You have a limited amount of time but can affect
the amount of energy you have to live life......a Dynamic Life!
~GET BALANCE FOR A BETTER LIFE~
You can fit most
of your life activities into six main categories. To live a fulfilled
life you have to find balance within the six categories. Life is a
journey, so the goal is not to hit or maintain perfect balance but to
consciously work towards it. Keep balance in your sights. The ultimate
is to find activities that excite and energize in each of the categories
and spend some time on each. The six main categories can be found above.
Click to see the definitions.
Now, let's do an
exercise. How balanced is your life right now? Create a pie
chart including a section for each of the six dimensions of wellness.
Divide the slices based on the amount of time you currently spend in each
area. Be truthful! Which slice is the smallest? I bet this
area of your life is suffering!
Once you've done this, take some time to make a list of the activities
that seem to give you energy and those that seem to take it away. Which category
do these activities fall into? This will give you a clue about which dimensions
you may want to place less emphasis on and which you should spend more time
It is difficult to do, but try to place a numerical value on each of the
six dimensions of wellness based on how you would like things to be. The total
should equal 100%. Thinking about your interests in this introspective way will
help you gain valuable self-knowledge. If you are able to convert your
priorities into life changes through conscious choice you will live a happier more energetic life.