It’s week 9 of 12 Weeks of Wellness. I hope you’ve been keeping up with and adding to the other 8 wellness tips. This week the focus is on reconnecting with what is important to you. If you’ve lost touch with friends and family, be sure to give them a call. If your passion is building handcrafted boxes, collecting teapots or volunteering at the hospital, refocus your center toward these things that matter most to you. If you’ve been meaning to catch up on your reading, go ahead and take the time to relax with a cup of tea.
Life is for living, you only live once so seize the day.
Identify, focus in on, and spend time doing what matters
Deep down there are things that drive you – hobbies that excite us, passions that you wish you had more time to explore, people you wish could spend more time with.
Breaking it down: Questions to ask yourself
What does my life look like ten years from now?
Picturing yourself in the future can help you figure out what you need to do in the present to get where you want to be.
What is my purpose?
Life is about discovering the answer to this question and the answer is always changing. Focus on what your present purpose is.
What excites me?
Security and comfort may be keeping you from pursuing the things that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning.
What can I let slide?
It’s important to recognize that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to keep up with everything. Decided what you may be willing to cut back on.
Do the consequences have meaning?
Your goals may change and something you’ve been striving for will not be as important as it once was. It may be time to let it go and move on.
Do it first.
Decide on your top three most important tasks and do them first thing in the morning, before other items that don’t matter as much.
If you’ve blocked out time for the most important people and tasks in your calendar there is no chance they will be lost in the shuffle.
Treat it as an emergency.
In an emergency you forget about the things that aren’t important and your to-do list does not get checked off. Don’t let the important things be forgotten.
This week reconnect: tune out external distractions and focus on what matters