Finding Meaning in Your Life
How – and where – do you find the meaning and value of what you do in your life?
Hopefully, the work that you’re doing is feeding you (and your loved ones) in more ways than one. But I know for many of you, the nourishment feels – or actually is – less than what you desire.
Take a moment to check in right now, and think about how your work (and home!) life is adding up for you. The following short quiz will help you assess signifiers that are important to most of us:
1) When I wake up, I think about the people and the projects that I get to work with in the upcoming day, and feel energized to get going.
2) My significant other/friends look to me for advice about managing their time and money because I have found ways to juggle my fun and responsibilities, so that I’m not out of balance all of the time.
3) I work out or do some sort of physical activity at least three days per week because it makes me feel good, and I enjoy the break it gives me from work and home pressures.
4) The creative and logical sides of my brain are put to use almost equally each week at work and/or at home. This affords me the opportunity to try new ways of looking at projects and people.
5) My compensation is appropriate and fair for the work that I do. While I’d like to make more money, I know that I’m earning a reasonable income for my work.
6) I feel heard and seen at work and at home, and know that I’m able to communicate clearly with the people around me.
If you answered “NO” to three or more of these questions, you are most likely one of the people who is looking for a new way to live your life in 2014. I know what it’s like to answer those questions with “NO’s”. We want more “YES’s” in life!
The coaching and classes that I offer, help my clients to enjoy more of those “YES’s”.