Looking for more joy and less stress in your life? Prioritize the things that light you up! Though it sounds simple, in our busy lives we can easily lose sight of the things that truly bring us joy. Use this worksheet adapted from our Balance & Boundaries Virtual Health Fair Mainstage Session to get clear on what’s lighting you up and what’s depleting you. Download for a printable version of the worksheet.
Let’s get clear on what lights you up. The more you feel lit up, the more effective you are in all areas of your life and work.
Step 1: Write your answers to these questions. What lights you up in your work life?
What lights you up in your home life?
What lights you up when it comes to family, friends, and community?
What lights you up when it comes to self-care and nourishment?
Step 2: What is currently depleting you?
Lack of sleep
Not enough time outside in nature
Not having enough fun
Too much screen time
Watching too much news
Too much socializing
Not enough socializing
Not fueling your body well with food and movement
Not fueling your mind well with positive thoughts and beliefs
Working all the time
Reacting immediately to every phone call, text or notification that you receive
Step 3: Knowing how to focus on the right things at the right time is everything. Let's look now at the best use of YOU throughout your day.
Step 4: Check out these helpful resources!
Boundary Boss: The Essential Guide to Talk True, Be Seen, and (Finally) Live Free by Terri Cole
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz