Want A Balanced Life? Chart It!

Today I wanted to share with everyone a very simple tool I offer my life coaching clients to help them keep on track with achieving balance in all aspects of their life. It’s an easy assignment, quick, affordable, yet effective: I call it a “Life In Balance Chart.”

Balance

Get a large dry-erase board, magnet board, or poster board and draw seven vertical columns and seven horizontal rows (creating 49 boxes of equal sizes – with enough room to write that week’s “achievements”).

    The headings for the rows are:                        The headings for the columns are:

Monday                                                                                          Physical

Tuesday                                                                                          Emotional

Wednesday                                                                                   Intellectual

Thursday                                                                                       Creative/Spiritual

Friday                                                                                             Social (Friends)

Saturday                                                                                        Family & Home Life

Sunday                                                                                           Career

The idea is to do something in each life column daily or weekly that enhances that area of your life. The rows (one for each day of the week) do not need to have all seven columns filled in, but to successfully achieve life balance you need to tend to each column at least twice a week. Columns like Intellectual and career might only have two achievements for the week, while emotional, physical, and family could (and should) have four to five.

Here’s a sample board to further illustrate the concept.

life-chart

So next time you find yourself feeling imbalanced, unhappy, unmotivated – make a Life In Balance Chart and you’ll soon be on your way to better life fitness!

PJ-Stack

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