With the speed things happen in today’s life, it is easy to end up on autopilot rushing through our days. One of the tools I use to evaluate my own life is the process of doing inventories. When I was working through the loss of my husband and so much changed overnight, I had to reassess every aspect. I started with my External Daily Life and once I had put a few key basic things in place, like a snapshot of finances, I then went through and did an inventory of what I call the Emotional Interior Landscape.
Another assessment tool I use is the WBO Whole Life Assessment Tool. It is a great way to check in and become aware of what is working and what isn’t.
You simply go through each segment of the wheel and circle a number from 1-10 with 1 being the least satisfied and 10 being the most satisfied.
Give yourself a gift today and take ten minutes to do your WBO Whole Life Assessment. Celebrate areas where you see things are working. For areas that fall lower on the scale, ask yourself what needs to change to move from where you are where you want to be. What would your life look like if the lower scoring areas shifted up into the higher range? What will it take to make the kind of changes that will close the gap between where you are and where you want to be? (Click on the diagram for larger view.)
Going through this process can give provide a lot of insight and awareness. Awareness is the first step to creating change and transformation. Given that there is always room for growth, I’m challenging myself to sit down today for ten minutes and revisit the Wheel of Life for a quick personal check-in of my own. Time to get real.
Change is easier when you have support so don’t forget, you can always post a comment or email me a question.