Do you have a clear well-being life plan?
That’s a big question and it probably feels a little overwhelming to think about, especially if you are juggling many tasks and roles; work, family, children, social, fitness and more.
It doesn’t have to be. It just takes a little thought, a little reflection and a commitment to yourself to think about how balanced you truly are in life. Let’s look at the 3 step formula.
STEP 1 – What are my quadrants?
There are 4 key parts of you to keep in balance. Let’s take a look;
Mental – your goals, dreams, plans and mindset
Emotional – your joy, fun, connection and love
Physical – your fitness, diet and vitality
Spiritual – your mindfulness, intuition, beliefs and connection to higher state/self
STEP 2 – Self-analysis and reflection
Which quadrant (mental, emotional, physical or spiritual) do I give attention to? What is it that I do to stay balanced in that area? Celebrate that!
Which quadrant am I neglecting the most? What impact does that have on my life and wellbeing? Where is it stopping me from meeting my goals? For example if we fail to feed our emotional or spiritual quadrants, then our goals of peace, mindfulness or less stress will be difficult to meet.
Or if we fail to give attention to our physical quadrant, then it is unlikely that any weight loss goals, personal vitality goals, self-care or recovering from an illness will be met effectively.
Many people struggle to feed the emotional and spiritual as these areas feel like a ‘nice to have’ for our logical brains. Trust me; they are not a ‘nice to have’ – they are intrinsic for life itself.
STEP 3 – Action
If I think about that neglected quadrant or quadrants, what habits could I start that might feed and nourish that missing bit within? What actions (one off or ongoing) could I take that would start to balance out those neglected bits and help me find the inner peace I need?
Schedule those actions and habits into your diary and pay attention by committing to doing them until they become autopilot.
Over time is will be useful to look at your life and see how these positive actions have created the change you want. We cannot always be superstars at all 4 of them, but we can get efficient in choosing actions that might suit two quadrants at once. For example I go horse-riding every week which feeds my emotional joy quadrant, physical exercise quadrant and also a spiritual connectedness quadrant as I am riding in rainforest and getting my soul fed by the horse and nature all around me. Now that’s powerful.
Exercising with a friend can help you to feed the physical quadrant as well as emotional joy if you love that person and have a good laugh with them. Remember that we sometimes might prioritise one quadrant over the other depending on our life challenges. For example we usually need to step back from the mental quadrant when we have a personal crisis and access the emotional and spiritual to replenish.
So, what could you do TODAY and NEXT WEEK that might pick up that neglected quadrant and give it the attention and love it deserves so you can have a happy, fulfilled and balanced life?
If you want more ideas how to remedy a quadrant, then email me [email protected] or come along to my next personal development retreat where we go through your own wellness life plan and get clear and powered up about how you can live a better life. It doesn’t matter whether you attend a personal development retreat, whether you get a coaching session to work it out, or if you just take your own initiative… the key is to give it some thought as you (your mind, body and spirit) are the most valuable asset you have in this lifetime.