I don't know about you, but the fourth option sounds great but far from my reality right now. I feel more like I am spinning plates and running from plate to plate distractedly trying to maintain the tempo so no area in my life is neglected or falls apart. Most days I feel stressed and a bit burned out. I can work long hours, but not always in a focused and intentional way. I forget to play, neglect to exercise and don't reach out to friends enough.
At Young Living's conference this past June, we were introduced to the Oola guys who spoke to us about keeping seven areas of our life in balance. It takes thought, planning and awareness to stay focused on what really matters. We all have the same 24 hours a day. We all have to make choices to say "yes" and "no" to big and small opportunities or distractions, so our primary goals and dreams can become a reality.
The Oola guys challenge each of us to stay balanced in the 7 F's of life: Faith, Family, Friends, Fun, Finances, Field, and Fitness. When one of these areas starts to slide, it begins to infect all the other areas too. It is like a wheel that is out of balance or is missing some spokes. It is going to limp, bump or just give out.
Read more about this concept at www.oolalife.com. You can even take the free Oolawheel survey to see what your wheel of balance looks like right now. My score was not the best and my current wheel is really not usable. I will be taking some time to set up a plan to focus on my neglected areas. I want the peace and smooth ride that comes from balance.
Want to join me?
What are your weak areas? How will you be seeking to improve those areas and achieve greater balance? What you share might help another reader. Thanks in advance.