Each day we make choices that influence our pace and quality of life. And often, we are completely unaware of the choices we are making and how they affect our life balance.
We are usually operating from habit, instinct, or need. It’s very efficient and effective not to have to think about every little choice we make. It takes a lot of energy to concentrate for long periods of time. In fact, automatic habits, memorization, and learned skills allow us to free our minds for other tasks.
What we can do is to be very conscious and deliberate about our decisions. Our routines may need to be changed. Otherwise, we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, out of control, stressed, or even sick.
As you start your New Year, become more aware of the many decisions you have to make in a day and ask yourself these three questions:
- Is this choice moving me toward or away from a balanced life?
- Do I have a choice? If it’s optional, just say, “No.”
- If I don’t have a choice, what can be a positive perspective around this decision?
Ask yourself these three questions. Your insights and intentional choices will make a big difference in your personal and professional fulfillment.