Not sure where you want to be in life? Are you feeling lost, stressed, overwhelmed or out of balance? Do you lack purpose in your life?
Many of us often feel these things at some point, but with busy schedules and obligations it can be hard to find the time we deserve in order to achieve a balanced life.
But a new year and new beginnings often brings thoughts of promising to make a positive change! This may be to get healthier, to get into shape, to spend more quality time with loved ones, to start or finish a project, etc.
These changes can help you move towards a balanced life. There are 7 key areas of life that I believe everyone deserves to find balance in; fitness, finance, family, field (career), faith, friends, and fun. This balance is called living an Oola Life!
Oola is a state of Awesomeness when all areas of your life are in balance. It is a program created by Dr. Dave Braun and Troy Amdahl that teaches you how to have that feeling of “ooo-la-la” or awesomeness! They authored the book The Oola Life and also created other tools to help us learn how to achieve our dreams.
And their method is quite simple, it involves 3 steps: Where are you at? Where do you want to be? And Constructing a plan to help you get there.
The first thing you need to do in order to start living a balanced life is to asses where you’re at TODAY! In order to grow, you must be real. You need to objectively see things for how they truly are at this moment, and by doing this you’ll be able to see areas in your life where you excel but also areas that you want to improve.
It could be specific tasks like to start paying down your debt, or to lose 10 lbs. Or it may be more broad like to spend more quality time with family, or simply to laugh more!
So why do some things in your life come so naturally to you, while others are harder to accomplish? It’s because we’re all built with a set of traits that either BLOCK progress or ACCELERATE progress.
Blockers may be things like Fear, Envy, Guilt, Anger, Self Sabotage, Laziness, Lack of Focus. Whereas accelerators are things like Gratitude, Love, Discipline, Integrity, Passion, Humility, and Wisdom. It’s important to not only identify the areas of life you wish to work on, but also the traits you possess that will either hinder or promote your progress.
It’s important to take some time to write down the areas of weakness and negative blockers that you have that are standing in your way of improving. And once you’ve identified your areas of concern, write down 3 Goals for each of the 7 areas of life mentioned above and then write one thing, one action, you can do in the next week to get you closer to your goal, and one thing you can do in the next month to get closer to your goal.
Never underestimate the power of putting pen to paper, especially in today’s digital world. There’s something about physically writing down a plan that makes it feel more real, and makes us more accountable.
Be as specific as you can and detailed, but above all, make sure that these actions are realistic! Also, remember to utilize your accelerators to help you carry out these actions.
After a month, you’ll be able to reassess your progress and be able to start new actions that gradually get you closer to your goals. But the most important thing to realize in this plan, is that you are working on ALL 7 areas simultaneously, which means you are already moving towards balancing every aspect of life!
Afraid to get started? Still sound overwhelming, or feel that you may not have the discipline to see it through? No problem, we are hosting a live Oola Balance workshop on Saturday, January 21st in Brandon, Manitoba. We will help you to construct a plan that’s right for you! Oola practitioners will walk you through every step and suggest ways to enhance each of the 7 key areas of life. This is a dynamic, interactive workshop complemented with music and aromatherapy using Essential Oils!
To learn more email Sylvia Provenski at SProvenski@gmail.com or telephone at 204-720-5348. Registration closes on Sunday, January 15th. Space is limited.
January 2nd, 2017 Posted In: Uncategorized