September is the time for change. Holiday makers are returning; children are going back to school and students are flying the nest for college or university.
It is the time to get back in the garden after the heat of the summer; it’s the time to clear away the cobwebs that have gathered in the corners of the room.
Maybe you’re starting to think about re-joining the gym and what classes you will take. Maybe there is a new project at work you have to get your teeth into. Whatever your age or circumstances, the chances are that September is a time for getting organised again after the summer. It’s the time to get your satchel packed ready for a new term.
So how about spending a bit of time thinking about how your life is and what changes you want or need to make. Here is a great way to start:
The Wheel of Life
Take a piece of paper and drawer a large circle. Then divide the circle into 6 or 8 segments. Each of these segments represents a different area of your life.
Next, around the outer rim of the wheel, label the segments with the areas of your life. These might include:
- Personal Development
- Health and Fitness
- Hobbies/Leisure Time
Note: if you decide you need more segments, you can just sub-divide one or more of the segments.
Draw a line within each segment to illustrate how fulfilled you are in that area of your life right now, and shade in that area. Regard the centre of the circle as representing least satisfied and the outer rim as fully satisfied. So for example, if one of your life areas is your home and you feel happy and content with your home life right now, you may shade in all or most of your Home segment. On the other hand, if you feel discontent with your home life right now, you may only shade in a small part of that segment.
Repeat this for all the segments of your Wheel of Life.
When you have completed your Wheel of Life, consider how balanced it is. You may find you have a very wobbly wheel. This will help you to see where you need to give more attention to bring greater all-round fulfillment to your life.
Now set goals for yourself in each area of your life, giving particular attention to the areas that you are not so fulfilled in right now. Consider how things are now, and how you would like them to be. Then write a clear and achievable goal that will enable you to move towards being more fulfilled in that area of your life.
You might like to repeat this process in a few months to see how you have progressed.
If you would like help to work through this process and to make sure you achieve your goals, please get in touch. I am here to support you.
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