Equally important to knowing what you want out of life is knowing what you DON’T want. Creating balance is all about being honest with yourself and taking on projects, or tasks that will bring you joy, not bring about stress and anger. Think of the yin and yang idea from Chinese philosophy. They are often thought of as two competing forces when in actuality they work together in a complementary way to create balance. Consider the vision board we created last week as your yin; now you need to explore what you don’t want, or your yang.
Think about your life in general and take a specific inventory of what you do on a daily basis. Do you like what you do for a job? Do you find that you are always saying yes to things you really don’t want to do? Be specific and write down as many things that you can think of that you do on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. These can be things you enjoy and things you do not enjoy. If you can’t remember look back at your calendar or your text messages, I guarantee you have ideas in both of those places that will trigger your memory.
Now go back and analyze which of these things brings you joy and which ones drain you of your energy. Remember, your answers will be different from anyone else’s so don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Just be you!
After you have two lists – what you want and what you don’t want in your life – it’s time to create a plan to bring them into balance with each other. Make sure that what you don’t want is in alignment with what you do want. And make a plan to only take on tasks and projects that will bring you joy and fulfillment whenever possible.
Life won’t always be perfect and happy, but it will be more fulfilling and bring you closer to eternal bliss! No go decide what that bliss looks like!
Blessings & Love,