I gave a talk to my business group on Wednesday morning. I presented on knowing what was out of balance in your life and what was working well. When something is out of balance it spills over into other parts of our lives, including our eating.
Think about the times you are stressed over money, work is busy or family time is sliding. It’s hard to keep those stresses contained to one little chamber. You may not think about it much during the day and then lie wide awake at night. Some of us reach for comfort foods or sit watching way too much television.
I didn’t do the exercise since I was speaking, however, I know things have been out of balance for me. This morning I was working in Pinterest and realized I was pinning a lot of summer fun activities and craft projects. I haven’t been creating much lately and it’s having an impact on me.
I took a little time and realized I’m not feeding my creative self, I need a little more time for self-maintenance and some sort of daily schedule so I’m not constantly eating dinner at 8 pm. I know once this is in balance my stress levels will drop.
I’m pretty good at having my clients figure out what they need to do but I’m not regularly following my own advice. I’m not perfect but I do want to walk my talk. It will benefit me and it will benefit them.
What’s out of balance in your life and who is it affecting? Sitting down for 15 – 20 minutes and filling out the Circle of Life can help you figure out what’s working and what’s not working in your life.
This is similar to what I give my clients. 10 is very satisfied and 0 is very unsatisfied. Mark each section and then connect the dots. You will get an idea of what is out of balance. This will shift periodically, which is normal. The goal isn’t to have all 10s but to find a balance that is satisfying and works for you.
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