I recently had the privilege to attend a full-day wellness retreat where I was challenged to flex and stretch my mental muscles! The following is an exercise I picked-up from a lecture: “The Wellness Lifestyle Defined,” by Dr. Paul Bizjak.
Sit and take a few deep breaths to begin. When you feel settled, think about your life as it is playing out day-to-day, month-to-month, year-to-year. Then, rate your current life status on a scale of 1-10 (one is terrible, ten is amazing).
If you chose a low number: WHY? What are the things that need to change in your life to bring that number up? Note that there are small things you can do right now to start working toward a higher number.
If you choose a high number: WHY? What are you thankful for? What makes your world go ‘round? Meditate on all the good that is in your life, and let it abound.
If you chose a 6 or 7: It’s time to realize your fullest potential. Don’t strive to maintain space in a life that’s not bad enough to make significant changes and good enough to bring you real bliss. Challenge yourself: How great can you feel? What would that feel like? How do you create that feeling through the choices you make and the actions you take on a daily basis?