While we're still in January, I thought it would be helpful for us all to walk through a life assessment and action plan together. I wrote last week about the five life indicators of health, relationships, vocation, emotions and lifestyle - if you've not read that yet, I'd recommend starting there first.
This week, we're going to dig a bit deeper.
Question 1: which of the life indicators is most important to you?
During last week's exercise, which of the five stood out to you the most? What got you the most excited or frustrated? Which matters the most?
Now, what decisions do you need to make to prioritise that area over the others?
Question 2: what is your thought trajectory?
This may take a while, because I'd like you to think about what you think about. What thoughts do you find yourself thinking most often? When you're thinking about yourself, are your thoughts along the lines of "you should do better", or "you can do it!"? What false or unsubstantiated thoughts do you find yourself thinking the most? What thoughts would you like to think more often - and how could you make that happen?
Question 3: what is your ritual trajectory?
A lot of people don't like the word ritual, but it just means repeated behaviour. What sort of thing do you find yourself doing most often? What takes up your time on your commute, or at weekends? What do you do first thing in the morning and last thing at night?
Now, if you continue with those rituals, where will they lead you? Will they make you a better person? Or are they pointless wastes of time? What could you change about those rituals?
We spent last and this week looking at what could change in our lives, and hopefully by now we all have good, measurable to-do lists that we're starting to tick off...but life isn't as simple as a checklist.
Next week, we're going to pick up on those areas that we can't change, because life is bigger than constant activity!