Have you ever asked yourself this question,
“How do the things I am doing (today, tomorrow, the next day)
align with what I want out of my life?”
Not, what does my spouse want, my family, my friends -- what do I want?
Do you look at the small things you do and ask yourself the same question?
I was playing a game on my phone yesterday and I stopped and thought, “I am doing this for a specific purpose (self-care or relaxation) or is it getting me closer to one of my goals? I answered, “No!” and decided to do something else.
How many times do you do this?
What do you need to add or subtract from your life?
Here is one example of how I do this:
1. What is something I want in my life?
Answer: I want to travel
2. Are the things I am doing aligning with ‘traveling more?”
Answer: Since I cannot travel out of the country (which I really like and it is out of my control
right now), I am putting money into an account to use when it is feasible. I am also taking some
road trips to give myself other opportunities to see new things.
I also look at my day to day activities and evaluate in the same way:
1. What is something I want out of life?
Answer: I want to feel fulfilled.
2. Are the things I am doing each day aligning with “feeling fulfilled?”
Answer: I first need to make sure I know what a word like fulfilled means to me. Then, I look at
ways I am accomplishing this.
I try to connect with friends and family members daily, I am connecting withmy students
regularly, I give myself time each morning to start my day effectively and I am finding new ways
to provide valuable information on reducing stress to people each day.
Now, what did you just figure out for yourself?
Think about it.