With the start of a new year, I sometimes like to attempt to implement new practices.
This year, the themes I’ve been pondering have been health/fitness and balance.
I want to obtain and maintain higher levels of physical, mental, emotional, financial, social, relational, and spiritual health; and as a byproduct of that, I want my life to have more balance.
That is, I want my life to have it all – social functions, work, play, exercise, intellectual stimulation, creativity, etc – and I want to have it in a balanced fashion. I want to read, but I want to play and be mindless. I want to create, but I also want to take time to meditate and clear my mind. I want to be alone, but I also want to take time to be social.
So, I created this chart. (the link will be below.)
It’s a chart that helps me keep track of what I did and when I did it, and the hope is that at the end of every month, I’ll get a sense of my priorities. I haven’t set specific goals or determined my minimum/maximum for each activity, but I think that’ll come with time.
I’d love your thoughts on it – do you think it’d help you? Do you already feel your life is balanced? What are your goals for the next year or so?
[and, I don’t want to flatter myself, but if you’d like to use this, please feel free. The idea is that you’ll print it, put it on your wall, and check it off every day.]