Do you Plan for "yeah" moments?
While it's the start of a new year we think we've all the time in the world to make the most of this year...but we don't!
Consider how quickly last year went. Before you knew it, it was February or March. That's nearly 30 or 60 days that just pass us by, in the blink of an eye.
You know it happens.
So let's take control.
Let's 'up' the game a little. It's time to consider the fact that we are mortal, and therefore we will die.
If you knew you were going to die by the end of this year, what would your priority activities be?
- Would you want to work harder or work smarter?
- More time at work or more time with family and friends?
- Aim for that promotion, or for more laughter?
- Make a million dollars or do something kind and help people you care about?
- Buy more things, or share more time with people you care about?
- More time in the office or more time in nature?
What would you be willing to trade? It's a new year, so it's time to make a plan for optimising this year.
Here's a really simple and sometimes confronting exercise to get you started. Most of Wellteam's programs go into more detail but this should get you started.
In the middle of a blank page, write 'me' and draw a small circle around it. Then, think about the things that you love to do. What we call "YEAH" moments.
As you think of something you love (be specific) write it down, circle it and draw a line from 'me' to that new circle. Keep your writing and circles small.
NOTE: Your 'YEAH' moments are personal - they are not what you think you should enjoy or what others think you should enjoy. What makes you feel great?
You might extend out beyond your original circles - say your write 'time with kids' in a circle - maybe your favourite thing about kids is the 'weekends' and 'helping with homework' put those in circles and connect them to 'kids'.
You don't have to share this with anyone, so keep it safe, keep it honest, keep it real.
This is a simple activity but a very powerful one. If you're not planning more 'YEAH' moments into your life right now, then you're missing out.
Your mission this year should be to have more "YEAH" moments.
Live the year, like you could be dead at the end of it. The confronting reality is that many people right now will be dead before the end of the year. They just don't know it. That's not a morbid comment, and not designed to scare you, it's just a reality, so consider it when you're planning your year.
It's time to plan, it's time to move, it's time to YEAH.
What makes you YEAH?
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