The people who are happiest and most fulfilled in life are those who have balance across the different areas of their life. In contrast, people who focus their effort and energy in only one or a few areas of life, after a while start to feel unfulfilled. They wonder and question if there is more to life, and can feel as if there is something missing.
Here are two effective strategies to assist you with creating greater fulfilment in your life:
1. Identify what is missing. Before you can address what is missing in your life, first you need to ask yourself and identify what is missing. Start by writing down all the different areas in your life eg. career/business, relationship, family, friends, health, finances, personal growth, etc. Next to each of these areas give yourself a score out of 10 (with 10 being the top score), as to how happy and fulfilled you feel with that area of your life right now. It is important that you are totally honest with yourself for this step.
Then, look at each of the areas in which you scored less than 10. Think about and write down what specifically you need to change or improve in each of those areas so that you can increase your score to a 10, and fill the gap. The things you wrote down are the things that are missing in those areas of your life, and that you will need to address in order to be more fulfilled.
2. Fill the gap. The best way to fill the gap is to take action towards making the improvements and changes you identified above. If you have a number of areas of life with gaps, it is useful to prioritise these in the order in which you would like to improve these. Then for each area you wish to improve, ask yourself “What actions would you like to take to improve in that area of life to fill the gap?”
Next, set a goal for each of the areas of your life that you wish to improve. Make sure that your goals are specific, realistic, measurable and have a specific date by which you would like to achieve them. If you have more than two goals, you may wish to stagger the dates so that you can focus on two goals at a time and achieve them faster. Then for each of your goals, put together a simple action plan of the key steps you need to take to achieve each goal. Taking baby steps each day or week will reduce overwhelm, and will have you achieving your goals before you know it!
Imagine how much more fulfilled and happy you could be once you identify what is missing in your life, and proactively take action towards filling those gaps!
Dr. Vesna Grubacevic is an author (of the Amazon best-selling book, Stop Sabotaging Your Confidence), speaker, media commentator, and the founder and Performance Transformation Expert® with multi award-winning company, Qt. She holds a PhD, a BEc and is passionate about helping professionals and individuals to improve their confidence, emotional and mental wellbeing and success. For more free resources please visit www.qttransformation.com
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