“Evaluate Your Life” Day

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“Evaluate Your Life” Day

Did you know that today is national “Evaluate Your Life” day?  I think this is a great way of recognising the importance of taking stock of where we’re at in life; to ask ourselves questions such as:

  • How happy am I with how things are going right now?
  • What’s working well for me?
  • Where could improvements be made?
  • What can I do to make the changes required?

 

However, I don’t think this should be resigned to just an annual event – and certainly not one that’s just paid lip service with no action taken.

With the way the brain works, which is very much with a negative bias to help keep us safe and aware of danger, routines and habits can be formed very quickly – be they positive or unhelpful – and so it’s easy for us to get stuck in a rut and not even recognise when things aren’t working well for us…because they just feel ‘normal’ and familiar.

But, by having regular check-ins with ourselves and really listening to both our mind and body, including our emotions, we can get very adept at recognising when we’re in balance…and when we’re veering off-track.  And by taking these check-ins more frequently than just once per year, it also means that we’re more likely to notice when things are starting to go awry. Therefore, we have the chance to nip them in the bud, rather than allowing them to continue rolling on like a snowball, gathering size and pace as they go and then causing more of a problem when we do finally notice!

I like to think of the ‘evaluate your life’ principle along the same lines as a well-woman/-man check.  When we recognise the importance of our health and regularly check ourselves for lumps and bumps, get our blood pressure and heart rate measured and blood screens run, we know that we’re far more likely to maintain good health and detect any potential issues early enough that measures can be taken to treat them, rather than them becoming more critical needs.

 

So, when was the last time you had a check-in to evaluate your life?

If you’ve not done it for a while, why not set aside some time this week to go through the 4 questions at the top of this post?  Find a quiet space, grab a cuppa and answer them as honestly as you can.  Try to do so without judgement or criticism, as these are unhelpful and will more likely keep you in a stuck/unhappy place.  Instead, be open to possible options and opportunities when considering what improvements could be made – who knows what you might come up with!  I’ve posted them below here again to save you going back to find them:

  • How happy am I with how things are going right now?
  • What’s working well for me?
  • Where could improvements be made?
  • What can I do to make the changes required?

 

If you’d like some help with digging into your current situation even more deeply, book a free clarity call and get ready to discover what your future could look like! There are options to work with me privately, on a one to one basis, or I’ll also be opening up a limited number of spaces on my online group coaching programme “Rise and Shine”, launching soon.  Let me know if you’d like to be added onto the waiting list for this.

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