Before I began my wellness journey, I was feeling a sense of unbalance in my life. My weight was out of control, stress levels were high, health issues were popping up, and I wasn’t where I wanted to be in my business. I knew that something had to change. My initial thoughts were of my final goal, my destination, and what I would call success. That is when I realized that my “end goal” is a well-lived, happy, fruitful life, which meant that my journey is what actually matters. Waiting for the end of my life to measure whether I was successful or not, simply will not do.
Being a strategic thinker, my next step was to map out the areas in my life that needed to be “well” in order for me to feel balanced. Here is what I came up with:
Physical – Without my physical health, I have nothing. I need to maintain the best physical condition
possible to have a long life and enjoy doing the things that make life worth living. My family, my business, and my emotional wellbeing all rely on me keeping sickness away and having the high level of energy needed to accomplish tasks with speed and enthusiasm.
Spiritual – I must keep a clear conscience and live by my morals, values, and principles in order to maintain a balanced life. Doing what feels good in my heart, helping others, and making a positive impact in people’s lives helps give meaning to my life. Without my spiritual health, my family, business, and every aspect in my life would suffer. I believe that I am here on this Earth to serve a greater purpose.
Emotional – My relationships with family, friends, and colleagues bring me a feeling of accomplishment and fill my life with love. It is these positive relationships that help me stay emotionally balanced. Some relationships can be tricky and fog my mind with negativity. I must focus on the good, supportive relationships and surround myself with positive people. It is through relationships that I can make a positive impact on the world and feel the greatest joy every known.
Mental – I am a life-long learner who loves to figure things out and solve problems. Without mental stimulation and growth, I would probably wither away and die. My intellectual hunger drives my passion for achieving goals and producing measurable outcomes. My ability to absorb information and master new skills plays an important role in my life. Having mental clarity allows me to balance other aspects of my life
Now, the work begins – balancing out all of the aspects of my life and keeping it that way.