Do you feel you are living a balanced life?
On any given day you probably fulfil multiple roles – spouse, parent, child, colleague, friend – the list goes on. It’s easy, in all the busyness of life to get so caught up in certain roles and to neglect others. Those “others” are often the areas of self-care – healthy diet, exercise, spending time with friends or finding time to relax and revive. Often, we don’t realise we are doing this until something, usually something unpleasant, happens such as becoming physically unwell or feeling stressed.
Do you feel you are living a balanced life? Are you fulfilled in your career, studies, home life, social life, and significant relationships? If so, you probably don’t need to read any further – but, if like me, there are times when areas of your life could do with a tweak, or even a big prod, read on….
At this point you might like to take a look at the Wheel of Life. Have a look at all the different areas, and then, being honest with yourself, draw a line where you feel you currently sit in each area. Being honest is often the hardest and bravest first step when deciding to tackle something – but you can’t deal with an issue if you don’t recognise it exists.
Now take a look at your completed wheel – is your wheel balanced? Is your life balanced?
Then draw another line to represent where you’d like to be in each area. Is there a gap? If so, do you feel that these areas in which you are less fulfilled are impacting negatively on you? These might be areas that you would like to address in coaching to achieve balance.
Gestalt theory proposes that “The whole is other than the sum of the parts” (Kurt Koffka (1886-1941). To me, as a Coach practicing holistically, you are much more than the individual goals or challenges you bring to the coaching session.
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