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You can improve how satisfied and fulfilled you are in your life!
As part of Blooming Minds mission to raise awareness of mental health and illness within the community we regularly profile community resources for you. This is an article from the lovely Shelley at Inspire Psych.
Tasha wrote last week about some simple steps you can take to start improving your life satisfaction. Shelley from Inspire Psych goes into this in more detail in the following article.
It can often be challenging to keep everything in our lives balanced and give the attention/focus/care to those parts that may be impacting on our overall sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. Areas of our lives can deteriorate when there is not enough attention paid to them. The Circle of Life Satisfaction and Fulfillment Wheel and process provides a basis to help us to balance our lives and encourages us to consistently improve the important areas of our lives to maximise our sense of life satisfaction and fulfillment.
How much more balanced would our lives be and how much more satisfied and fulfilled would we feel if we had a vision, a purpose and a focus for each area of our lives and if we consistently spent time attending to each area?
Each section of the circle above represents an area of life. On a blank sheet of paper, draw a large circle and divide it into 8 areas. Label each area with your important life areas. Compare where you are verses where you want to be on each life area on a 0-10 scale (0 = no satisfaction or fulfillment, and 10 = total satisfaction and fulfillment) and mark it on the relevant spoke. Draw a line to join your satisfaction points together and consider the areas that require the most attention.
Now you have made clear to yourself what you want to focus on!
Write the 8 areas on a sheet of paper and create 5 columns with headings:
•What impact will this have on my life?
•What activities will I do to achieve this?
•What resources do I need?
•When will I start?
•When/how will I review my progress?
Now – fill in the gaps! Commit to yourself to START this process. Commit yourself to continue this process. Enjoy the journey! Reap the rewards! The goal will then take care of itself!
This exercise creates ongoing awareness and a continuing focus on doing everything we choose to do, to enhance the wonderful things we have in our life and to change what we want changed.
If it’s to be, it’s up to me.
Registered Psychologist. MAPS, M. App. Psych.; Post Grad. Dip. Social Sciences (Counselling), Post Grad. Cert. Org. HR. & Safety, B. Psychology; B.A. (Psychology & Human Resource Management), Diploma Clinical Hypnosis, Certified Practitioner NLP , Cert. IV TAE, Dip. Frontline Management; Dip. Business