So my amazing friend Emma asked me a very valid and awesome question about my commitments post this morning.
I’m so glad she asked that question as I didn’t realise I had only communicated half of the process that was going on in my head.
I think I do this quite a lot – you know – fill the gaps in – in my head that is. I think we all do at times ?
Plus – it got me to really think about why I had made certain decisions and made me realise that I do keep stuff in my head and dont specify it explicitly. That way it’s hard to track – and easy to change and avoid – LOL ?
The question was that how come my main focus was on health and exercise when those areas already seemed at a reasonable level. It seemed unbalanced to her.
And after reading my post back I can totally see why she asked that question as that’s exactly what it looks like. It looks really unbalanced.
So firstly – the way I use the wheel of life is that I get peeps to fill it in – this gives an overall view of where they are and the balance across the different areas of life.
Then I’ll ask them – which area, if you were to improve it, would have the most impact on all of the other areas.
I also get them to make sure it’s an area they feel they can change.
So I know for me that the area that would affect the most other areas for me right at this moment, and something I can easily change is my health and fitness.
With my focus being on spiritual and emotional development last year, I got a bit out of balance and my physical health wasn’t optimal and I ended up feeling a bit shitty to be honest. Not like at the beginning of the year when I felt in the best shape of my life.
Why is this important?
The reason this is important is because it affects everything else. My mood, my positivity, my decision making, my sleep, my energy levels, my ability to deal with stress – everything really.
So – Even though health and fitness isn’t the lowest score on my chart – I feel it will make the biggest difference right now. And remember – I’m only committing to the next month.
Next month I will re-asses, re-balance and re-commit.
The second thing, and an amazing learning for me, is that I get to go back and flesh out the other areas and be specific about what I’m committing to in each one. I get to take them out of my head.
There is actually quite a lot of detail in each one – it’s just in my head.
And it’s no good just being in my head where I can change it and bend it to fit how I feel at the time, and to let myself off the hook at times if I’m honest.
That’s not commitment – that’s delusion – LOL ?
So – I’m going to be working on this and adjusting as I go and sharing so you can see the process I’m evolving.
Awesome – thanks Emma ?
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