It’s so lovely to see you! In this blog post I am going to share with you a free lesson from the ‘Find Your Best You’ online program that I host several times per year. In this free lesson I’m going to encourage you to consider and explore all of the areas that make up a balanced lifestyle through a series of activities. These activities are best when you have time to stop, think and reflect. I know this can be hard but I need you to give yourself permission to do so. Ask your friend or sitter to care for the kids for an hour or so. Ask your partner to take care of dinner while you take some time out for yourself. You need to do this for you.
You got this.
Find Your Best You – Online Program
In the program we work together to take an objective look at what is going on in your life right now and make a change or achieve a goal that is long lasting. In the program I give you the skills so you can assess your life and discover what could be stopping you from achieving your goals. I give you the skills to develop and follow an achievable action plan that will lead you to achieving your success.
Throughout the program we cover:
- Exploring life balance and what may be missing
- Figuring out your why
- Deciding what to work on first
- Visualising your success
- Exploring reality
- Discovering what is stopping you
- Discovering your strengths and resources
- Creating an action plan that leads to success
- Assessing your progress
I am launching the first round of ‘Find Your Best You’ in April 2018. To take advantage of the early bird price and secure your spot, click here.
Grab a hot drink, sit down with your pen, paper and worksheets and lets get started.
Lesson 1: Exploring Your Life Balance and What may be Missing
Just a bit of a Back Story
I have a story that I’d like to share with you. It’s a story about my personal experience, the importance of living a balanced life and what could happen when things become unbalanced. I bet you have had one of these moments, so I’m not telling you anything new. We all experience them at different times. I hope that you can use the skills that I teach you this week and throughout this program when you experience one of these moments in the future.
Not too long ago I was obsessed with keeping busy and I was determined to get out of the ‘traditional’ working lifestyle. I would keep busy by working. I’d work 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday at my day job and each day I would come home to work on my side hustle business, keeping busy. On weekends I wouldn’t be doing the things that I should have been doing. You know, those things such as catching up on housework or relaxing and spending time with special people. you would find me in the spare room of our home working on my side hustle or focused on my phone ‘marketing’. This same pattern of my week went on for 18 months or so.
I started to notice things were changing. My side hustle business was becoming more important than my relationship with my husband. The things that I once really like doing was becoming a chore. The things that were not stressful before were turning into the biggest stressors of my life. It felt like I was carrying a heavy weight on my shoulders. There was no living. I was ‘existing’.
I recall a significant wake up call for me. It was a Sunday night and my husband had gone to the bathroom. I was sitting on the couch watching mindless television as I always do when I prepare myself for the work week ahead. All of a sudden I felt like I could not breath. I felt like I was suffocating. I felt so lost and confused. I felt overwhelmed and anxious. I felt like my body was full of toxic energy. I felt like I was having a crisis an I couldn’t control it. It was at that critical moment that I knew that things needed to change.
My life had become incredibly unbalanced and I was determined to make a change. I was determined to eliminate those things in my life that were making me feel toxic and I was determine to live that positive, fulfilling life that I have always dreamed of.
I’m here to teach you how to do the same. Making a change is hard and achieving a goal can be tedious, but it’s not impossible. It requires hard work, dedication, motivation and an achievable action plan. I’m here to teach you how you can look at what is happening in your life and make a change that is long lasting.
I’m here to help you find your best you.
Are you ready?
Life Balance Activity
In this activity you’re going to explore different aspects of your life, from your health to your career and everything in between. All of these areas contribute to that fulfilling life that you crave and I’m going to encourage you to consider and reflect upon each area listed.
Think about what each area looks like to you right now? If you’re looking at finances it could be that you’d like to purchase property one day, it could be getting control of your finances and paying off those long overdue debts or it could be that you want to save money and save up for that holiday that you have always wanted. Write these down on the worksheet provided if you wish.
As you consider each area of your life I want you to rate them a number between one and ten. Think of one being very dissatisfied about where this is at right now and 10 being that you’re so satisfied with this right now that nothing needs to be different at this point in time.
The thing about this activity is that it will very often change at different times of your life. Some things may become more important than others. I like to do this activity several times a year to see how each area is different and what has progressed.
As you work your way around the wheel I encourage you to explore and reflect upon each area further by answering the questions on the worksheets provided. There are no right or wrong answers here.
Once you’ve finished I’d like to hear about your biggest learning from this week’s lesson. I understand that this can be an overwhelming process. I am here to support you if needed. Please contact me via the form below.
Here’s to finding your best you,