What are your life priorities and how satisfied are you with them at the moment?

4-minute wisdom

I sat in bed last night reliving beautiful moments from two years ago, going through the rustic pages of my journal. As I finished reading and reached a blank page, without thinking, I grabbed a pen and drew a quick wheel of life with relationships, career, education, finance, social, health and spiritual as the areas of life. The exercise took me no more than four minutes, but what it did was brilliant…

Example of a wheel of life

I sat in bed last night reliving beautiful moments from two years ago, going through the rustic pages of my journal.

As I finished reading and reached a blank page, without thinking, I grabbed a pen and drew a quick wheel of life with relationships, career, education, finance, social, health and spiritual as the areas of life. I gave them scores from 1 to 10 reflecting my level of satisfaction and jotted down under each an idea which could help to bridge the gap and bring them closer to a perfect score of 10.

The exercise took me no more than four minutes, but what it did was brilliant. I had been questioning a decision all day, which I had decided to put on hold and let my mind simmer over in the background. The wheel of life brought it back to the forefront, but with clarity around it.

The exercise was purely unintentional (which is perhaps why it worked…?!), the outcome a beautiful surprise.

My lessons from this:

  • Follow your intuition
  • Don’t rush the decision (if you can) – let your mind process it in the background
  • Get your thoughts out (whether on paper or by talking to others)

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