The Wheel of Life is a simple but powerful tool that helps you visualize all the essential areas of your life. Often used by life coaches and career coaches to give their clients a “bird’s eye” view of their lives.
For example, let’s look at SIX segments of the Wheel of Life: Friends, Health, Career (or Retirement), Spirituality, Family, Money. Some wheels might have more, but I prefer these six. Career can sometimes be changed to retirement if that’s where you are in your life. I think, however, that we should add FUN to it. Having FUN is so important, it relaxes us and makes us feel good.
Do you feel fulfilled in all areas of your life?
Looking at your wheel could lead down the path to living a fulfilled life and feel happy and satisfied by doing exciting, useful, and/or important. Fulfillment is defined as the feeling of being happy and satisfied with your life because you are doing interesting, useful, or important. May this quote inspire you.
“The art of fulfillment is the ability to experience not the thrill of the chase but also the magic of the moment the unbridled joy of feeling truly alive.” Tony Robbins
To manage our lives, we all need skills to help us navigate life and arm us with tools to help us do that. The Mens Sana program does that. It shows you the skills you need and to be reminded that our thoughts are powerful.
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” Buddha
In our lives, we don’t go from one point to another in a straight line. We run into obstacles that can look like potholes, and when we fall in, we’re unable to continue on our path. Our thinking is rigid, we blame everything and everyone, make excuses, and our self-esteem goes down, we experience self-doubt and self-pity. Have you ever felt that way? Is that when you avoid or procrastinate on the things you need to do to get things done? What if you could stop yourself before you fall in the pothole or potholes on the road to fulfillment?
Stress and anxiety also get in the way, especially in this digital age. Technology is everywhere, and new products pop up faster and faster than before. Mobile phones are considered an essential part of everybody’s life. We are becoming over-dependent, or even possibly addicted, to our phones. How do you feel when you realise you have forgotten your phone or left it behind somewhere. Studies show that people experience significant stress and anxiety when they are separated from their phones and can even show withdrawal-like symptoms, comparable to those usually seen when someone has an addiction.
We now have to deal with COVID-19. The pandemic is bringing on feelings of uncertainties, isolation and fear. These are a few examples that can bring on procrastination where you are paralyzed and unable to move forward, and I’m sure you can come up with many more examples.
How can we manage all this and negotiate whatever life throws at you? We need life skills to be able to cope with these continuing life pressures. The Mens Sana program does just that. It gives you tools to help you get in control of your life.
I would love to hear your comments on the above. I’m also offering a free presentation on procrastination. Send me an email at email@example.com if you would like to hear it and we’ll schedule a ZOOM call.
Wishing you all the best!