It doesn’t take a genius to tell someone that life can benefit from some balance. If we are tipping the scales in any one area, chances are that we are creating a detriment to the other areas of our life. We know this, but do we do anything about it?
Step 1: This doesn’t have to be exact, by any means, but if you were to divide your life into three or four categories, what would they be? Would it be intellectual, spiritual, and physical? Career, play, friends, and family? It doesn’t matter exactly what you choose, but try to cover all your bases.
Step 2: Once you’ve done this, draw yourself a pie. You’ve got one pie to divide into your newly chosen categories. What does your pie look like? Does the career portion look like more like half, while friends, family, and self are miniscule slivers?
Regardless of what your pie looks like, this exercise is a rudimentary way to slap yourself in the face with a dose of reality. I bet if we looked at a collection of our chicken scratch pies, we’d notice that we often sacrifice ourselves from over extension in another area (i.e. career over self, or friends over self).
Step 3: Finally, we ought to brainstorm a bit on what life would look like if the scales were balanced a bit better. Literally, what would Monday though Sunday look like if you shared the love across your three or four categories better. Contrast that with your current routine and begin to chip away.
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